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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Children in developing countries will finally have access to this vaccine. But two multinational pharmaceutical companies are receiving a significant payout as part of the scheme.

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MSF and the DRC's Ministry of Health is vaccinating more than a million children to stem a measles outbreak in Katanga Province.

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In response to a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga Province, MSF teams have initiated a vaccination campaign in partnership with the Ministry of Health that aims to vaccinate 1.2 million children in less than a month.

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This month, in Mali and Niger, MSF will support the provision of a promising new vaccine that could prevent future outbreaks of the deadliest form of meningitis.

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A new and improved low-cost vaccine against Meningitis A received the formal quality stamp of approval from the WHO, a move that offers great promise for the 430 million people at risk.

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Malawi, 2010:
Emergency Immunizations Underway for Around 3 Million Children and Adolescents

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Though often left off the list of the most worrisome diseases, measles poses a major danger, particularly to children under five years of age.

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In 2009, MSF helped immunize more than 1.5 million children and adolescents in response to measles outbreaks in 10 countries. In 2010, this figure will probably double.

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MSF and Oxfam warn that vaccination programs for the developing world are facing an acute funding crisis.

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An epidemic of measles is currently raging in the Miandgja, Ngomashi, and Lwibo districts in the Masisi region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. There are hundreds of thousands of children living in these areas who have not been immunized against measles.  Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has therefore launched a large-scale emergency vaccination campaign and has also treated 130 children who have contracted measles.

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