Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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April 03, 2017

DEMINING ACTIVITIES ARE URGENTLY NEEDED AS RETREATING FIGHTERS BOOBY-TRAP HOMES AND CIVILIAN AREAS

AMSTERDAM/NORTHERN SYRIA, APRIL 3, 2017—As the front lines shift in northern Syria, explosive devices and mines are having a devastating impact on civilians, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières warned in a report released today, calling for urgently needed demining activities.

April 03, 2017

Antibiotic resistance is happening everywhere its been looked for, including in the places where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works. Unlike in wealthier countries, the health systems in these contexts usually don't have the resources to invest in surveillance and prevention efforts.

April 03, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) field coordinator Jonathan Whittall has been working in MSF's newly opened field trauma hospital in a village to the south of Mosul for three weeks. The facility has received more than 1,296 patients since it opened on February 16, around half of whom were women (261 patients) and children under the age of 15 (395 patients). Here, Jonathan discusses the 24-hour emergency trauma care provided by his team of dedicated Iraqi and international staff.

April 03, 2017

On Sunday, April 2, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent a multidisciplinary team consisting of a coordinator, a doctor, a nurse, a psychologist, and a logistician to Mocoa, Colombia, to assess the medical needs of people affected by this weekend's landslides.

The teams traveled to different parts of Colombia, where for 15 years MSF has provided primary, mental and sexual and reproductive health care to victims of armed conflict and violence in isolated populations in twenty departments of the country.

March 31, 2017

In Tal Afar District, northwest of Mosul, a dire lack of functional medical facilities is preventing the population from accessing health care. In response, MSF is expanding its activities in the area, opening a maternity clinic in October 2016 and, more recently, a stabilization unit and children’s ward in the village of Tal Maraq.

March 31, 2017

NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 2017—A hospital in northern Syria that receives support from the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was bombed on March 25, killing two people and causing severe respiratory symptoms among patients and staff, MSF said today, denouncing the attack.

March 31, 2017

Brazilian administrator Fabio Biolchini just returned from a year with the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) emergency team, responding to epidemics and other crises across the breadth of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here, he reflects on his experiences.

I’ve just come back from DRC, where I lived for one year on my fourth assignment with MSF, after working in Haiti, Turkey, and Central African Republic.

March 31, 2017

This short 360° documentary from the Financial Times follows a child with typhoid, explains how an outbreak spreads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and how Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responds.

Use your mouse to drag the view from side to side, up and down. Or use the gray button in the top left corner of the video.

March 27, 2017

Cervical cancer rates are on the rise worldwide, but the brunt of the burden falls on low- and middle-income countries, where more than 80 percent of cases occur and many women have little or no access to health services for prevention, curative treatment, or palliative care. 

March 27, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting the Zimbabwean health ministry in 2016, rolling out services to prevent cervical cancer at health centers in Gutu district. MSF teams provide mentoring, ongoing training, and supervision for Zimbabwean nurses, as well as equipment and technical support. Here are stories from some of our patients:

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