MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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May 26, 2015

GENEVA—Governments meeting in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly raised the alarm today on the exorbitant rise in the price to vaccinate a child, and took a decisive step towards addressing the problem by passing a resolution that called for more affordable vaccines and greater transparency of vaccine prices.

May 20, 2015

Women excluded from health systems, such as sex workers and drug users, are often among those most in need of treatment. They are especially vulnerable to HIV and Hepitits C. In southern Tehran, Iran, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a clinic to address their needs.

March 11, 2015

Operating on the basis of need alone, MSF provides more emergency medical care in Democratic Republic of Congo than in any other country in the world.

January 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are able to access basic health care and emergency referral from medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the first time in over nine months. Following instructions to MSF Holland to cease activities last February, these primary health clinics restarted on December 17, 2014. 

January 14, 2015

The Indian Patent Controller today rejected one of Gilead’s key patent applications, which covered the drug sofosbuvir, used to treat hepatitis C (HCV). The oral drug, which first received regulatory approval in the US in November 2013, and has been priced by Gilead at US$84,000 for a treatment course, or $1,000 per pill in the US, has caused a worldwide debate on the pricing of patented medicines. A study from Liverpool University showed that sofosbuvir could be produced for as little as $101 for a three-month treatment course.

September 17, 2014

MSF is providing care to people displaced by violence in Central African Republic.

September 16, 2014

 

Just a few weeks after opening its doors for the first time on August 4, the maternity unit in Domeez refugee camp, in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, is crowded with Syrian women, many of them mothers of newborns or mothers-to-be. All have chosen to take advantage of a range of maternity services—from antenatal check-ups to postnatal vaccinations—provided by staff who are themselves refugees.

August 15, 2014

Statement by MSF International President

 

 

In a briefing organized today by the journalist association “Association des Correspondents Auprès des Nations Unies” (ACUNU) in Geneva, Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), gave an account of her recent visit to Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, sharing what MSF teams are seeing and what more needs to be done to bring the outbreak under control.

July 07, 2014

Violence in hospitals and the destruction of medical facilities are denying medical services to many of South Sudan's most vulnerable people.

June 24, 2014

There are still 50,000 refugees living in M'Poko camp at Bangui airport in Central African Republic. The authorities want them to go home but this is not an option for those who sought refuge at Bangui airport five months ago.

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