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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June 04, 2009

"Violence has never stopped, it has always been present. Sometimes it is the result of the political conflict between the government and armed groups and sometimes it is different: banditry or intra-community conflicts."

June 04, 2009

Since I started with MSF, women’s reproductive health programs have grown in priority. This makes sense in light of high maternal mortality rates in the contexts where MSF works. With much more information and evidence available, I think we are doing a better job of providing “best practices” within our projects.

June 03, 2009

Martin W. G. Brinkhof, Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, Matthias Egger
PLoS ONE 2009;4:e5790. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005790)

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June 03, 2009

When the war between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan government ended on May 16, MSF emergency coordinator Lauren Cooney and her team provided emergency medical care at the Omanthai checkpoint, where thousands of people poured out of the conflict zone.  Here, Cooney describes the situation.

June 03, 2009

MSF, Ministry of Health doctors and nurses, and Red Cross Society volunteers quietly move from patient to patient housed under six temporary structures. Most of the patients have several dressings that need to be changed regularly. In a small room in the hospital, MSF surgeons and anesthetists carry out surgical procedures such as skin grafts and wound closures.

June 02, 2009

Laurence Ahoua, Gunar Guenther, Loretxu Pinoges, Paul Anguzu, Marie-Laure Chaix, Clotilde Le Tiec, Suna Balkan, David Olson, Charles Olaro, Mar Pujades-Rodríguez
BMC Infectious Diseases 2009;9:81. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-81)

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June 02, 2009

The situation remains extremely serious inside the hospitals and for the 269,000 displaced people in Vavuniya District.

June 02, 2009

As intense violence once again rocks Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continue working throughout the country to provide lifesaving medical care.

June 01, 2009

Despite the fact that many Zimbabweans risk their lives to flee Zimbabwe, the South African government has historically characterized them as ‘voluntary economic migrants’ and aggressively deported them. Until recently, approximately 17,000 Zimbabweans were deported each month by South African authorities, according to United Nations and South African Department of Home Affairs figures.

June 01, 2009

Johannesburg/Brussels/New York, June 2, 2009 – Violence, sexual abuse, harassment, appalling living conditions, and a serious lack of access to essential healthcare define the desperate lives of thousands of Zimbabweans in South Africa today, warned the international medical humanitarian aid organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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