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.

July 21, 2014

 

PARIS/NEW YORK—Approximately 10,000 refugee children in a camp in northern Uganda will begin receiving vaccinations against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death for children living in refugee camps, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Mèdecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

May 28, 2014

Use of vaccine in Guinea demonstrates it can be used to help control and prevent deadly outbreaks.

February 19, 2014

An anti-meningitis campaign in Benin delivers more than 150,000 doses with no losses from excess heat. View external media.

October 18, 2013

MSF shows the feasibility of implementing a mass vaccination campaign with oral cholera at the onset of an outbreak, using the results of a campaign conducted in Guinea in 2012.

October 07, 2013

MSF teams in the Gadzi area of CAR have been vaccinated children for measles and polio while also providing other crucial medical services for people displaced by violence.

September 19, 2013

Iza Ciglenecki, Keita Sakoba, Francisco J. Luquero, Melat Heil, Christian Itama, Martin Mengel, Rebecca F. Grais, Francois Verhoustraeten, Dominique Legros

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August 22, 2013

In order to prevent the diseases that killed many refugees in Yida camp, South Sudan, in 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a water and sanitation program and begun a vaccination campaign for children. The campaign was pushed back to start now, during the logistically difficult rainy season, because MSF had to engage in lengthy negotiations to get the vaccine at an affordable price.

August 18, 2013

In Mali, one in five children don't live to see their fifth birthday. Acute malnutrition affects around 10 percent of children under the age of five. Malaria is still the leading cause of child mortality in the country, with pneumonia a close second. However, there are now straightforward measures for preventing and treating these diseases. In Konseguela, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is running a pediatric program in partnership with the Ministry of Health. This project incorporates prevention into a comprehensive health care program targeting the main causes of child mortality.

August 12, 2013

MSF supported the Nigerian Ministry of Health in successfully halting a measles outbreak that began in December 2012.

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