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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February 17, 2011

MSF set up a mental health care program in the Burj al Barajneh camp on the outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, in December 2008. Most of the Palestinian refugee families living here arrived more than 60 years ago, but their mobility has been proscribed and they have struggled to contend with overcrowding, poverty, unemployment, and war. In two years, MSF teams in the project have counseled more than 1,000 patients.

February 16, 2011

MSF began using antiretroviral drugs, or ARVs, to treat people living with HIV/AIDS in Malawai in 2001. Now, a program that initially served 500 patients serves 18,000 and stands as proof that a large-scale antiretroviral program is possible in precarious situations.

February 16, 2011

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.

February 16, 2011

In 2007, when it finally became safe enough to open a project in Chechnya’s capital city of Grozny MSF began offering consultations to a population with little access to health services. The project is coordinated from Moscow, and while security is still a concern, MSF has expanded its work to include care for women and children in northen Chechnya.

February 16, 2011

MSF is always evaluating its projects and looking at other areas where our assistance may be needed. This is done through exploratory missions—or explos.

February 15, 2011

In July 2002, Fred Minandi, one of MSF's first patients in Malawi to receive antiretroviral drugs, spoke about his daily life at the 14th international conference on HIV/AIDS, held in Barcelona.

February 13, 2011



Malawi 2009 © Isabelle Merny / MSF

MSF staff tends to a Malawian living with HIV.

February 13, 2011

New WHO directives on the treatment of HIV/AIDS bring new opportunities and new challenges, says MSF's former Head of Mission in Malawi.

February 11, 2011

In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the country’s Ministry of Health, an MSF medical team admitted 33 wounded patients to the hospital in the town of Malakal on the morning of February 11.

February 09, 2011

Kala azar—or visceral leishmaniasis—is a treatable but largely neglected disease. Southern Sudan is currently facing a massive kala azar epidemic. This is a region where three-quarters of the population has no access to basic medical care, and the health system is unable to deal with an emergency on this scale.

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