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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November 19, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) decided to try using unmanned aerial vehicles to gather sputum tests for patients suspected of having TB in a remote area of Papua New Guinea. The tests were then flown back to the hospital where they were tested in a lab. This could be a new, revolutionary model for diagnostics that MSF repeats in other remote areas where roads and waterways are not feasible for travel.

November 18, 2014

“The pharmaceutical industry-supported Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development claims it costs US$2.56 billion to develop a new drug today; but if you believe that, you probably also believe the earth is flat.

“GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO Andrew Witty himself says the figure of a billion dollars to develop a drug is a myth; this is used by the industry to justify exorbitant prices. We need to ask ourselves, if the CEO of a top pharmaceutical company says it’s a myth that it costs a billion dollars to develop a drug, can we really take this new figure 2.56 billion seriously?

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 17, 2014

BOENDE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/BARCELONA—The Ebola outbreak that began in August in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now under control, with no new cases detected after the last confirmed infection on October 4 in the town of Boende, Equateur province, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

November 14, 2014

The tuberculosis (TB) prevalence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is among the highest in the world, prompting Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to launch a response to reach the most-affected communities.

Assessing the Needs

After analyzing where the greatest needs are, MSF decided to focus on the Gulf Province. This region, which includes many remote communities with limited access to health care, is estimated to have very high rates of TB and possibly a worrisome rise in drug-resistant TB.

November 13, 2014

In the absence of specific treatments for Ebola, MSF will host clinical trials in three Ebola treatment centers in West Africa.

November 11, 2014

Attacks and extortion against providers of humanitarian assistance on the rise.

November 11, 2014

Hello, my name is Craig Spencer. I am a physician and aid worker for Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF. I'm proud to be among the ranks of more than 3,300 Doctors Without Borders responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

November 11, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer discharged from HHC Bellevue Hospital Center.

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