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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July 28, 2009

Doris Schopper, Ross Upshur, Francine Matthys, Jerome Amir Singh, Sunita Sheel Bandewar, Aasim Ahmad, Els van Dongen
PLoS Med 2009;6(7):e1000115.
PLoS Medicine

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July 28, 2009

Busisiwe Beko, a gregarious community health worker for MSF, set out on foot into Khayelitsha, a vast township of 500,000 people in South Africa, to hunt for one particular ailing young woman.

July 27, 2009

Sandra was raped by thieves who came to steal her family's savings in Bunia, DRC. They beat her father, and threatened to burn down their home if she reported them. Sandra had camped in the church for two nights, alone with no water or food, hiding from her attackers while she waited for us. The villagers had asked if she needed anything. She had told them, “No. I just want to be alone.” We treated her, diminishing her risk of catching HIV.

July 24, 2009

Primarily affecting poor people throughout Central and South America, an estimated 14 million people have Chagas disease, and about 15,000 die from it every year.

July 23, 2009

The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders is a book that uses photographs, illustrations and text to tell the powerful story of clandestine operations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) undertook to assist Afghan people after the 1979 Soviet invasion.

July 23, 2009

During the rainy season, which would coincide with the hunger gap—the time just before the next harvest when food stocks dwindle—we would treat more than 1,200 severely and moderately malnourished children every week. Because of this great need, we refused to allow anything to interfere with our activities.

July 21, 2009

Sibylle Gerstl, Gedeon Kiwila, Mehul Dhorda, Sylvaine Lonlas, Mark Myatt, Benoit Kebela Ilunga, Denis Lemasson, Elisabeth Szumilin, Philippe J. Guerin, Laurent Ferradini
PLoS ONE 2009;4(7):e6338. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006338)

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July 21, 2009

Marielle Bemelmans, MSF head of mission in Malawi, explains how universal access to HIV drugs works in Malawi and why the high prices of new HIV/AIDS drugs puts this great achievement in peril.

July 21, 2009

On July 14, a seven-year-old boy was on his way back from school when he saw a shiny metal object sticking up out of the soil. As he attempted to pull the object from the soil, it exploded.

July 21, 2009

Renato Souza, Silvia Yasuda, Susanna Cristofani
Int J Ment Health Syst 2009;3:17
International Journal of Mental Health Systems

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