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.

December 23, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, 21,000 women died last year in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth: that’s one death every 25 minutes. More than 100,000 newborns (almost five percent of the country’s total) die at birth or just after. MSF works in South Kivu province, eastern DRC, to connect women with skilled care before, during, and after childbirth.

 

 

November 18, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) invited British paralympics champion Richard Whitehead to the MSF trauma surgery project on the Jordan border with Syria to meet patients who have lost limbs in the Syrian conflict. Since September 2013, the MSF team has conducted more than 2,000 major surgeries on over 600 patients.

November 10, 2014

Ruth Kauffman, an MSF midwife, describes treating pregnant women in the midst of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. View external media.

October 27, 2014

 

In Ethiopia’s Sidama zone, a lush, green region dotted with oval-shaped huts, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a maternal health project in the Chire and Mejo divisions (known as woredas).

September 22, 2014

Just a few weeks after opening, MSF’s maternity unit in Domiz refugee camp, in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, is already crowded with Syrian women.

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.

June 23, 2014

MSF medical coordinator discusses MSF's work in Balochistan Province, where MSF provides care to mothers and babies at four projects.

February 25, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical staff delivered more than 33,500 babies in 2013 in it projects in Khost, Helmand, and Kabul, Afghanistan. MSF has released a report: The Ongoing Struggle to Access Health Care in Afghanistan.

November 23, 2013

Too many Haitian women are dying because they lack access to safe abortion care, MSF's Catrin Schulte-Hillen explains.

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October 15, 2013

MSF OBGYN Stephen Torres describes best- and worst-case scenarios at the MSF project in Bo.

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