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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Nazran/Moscow, October 3, 2003 - On Wednesday, October 1, authorities in Ingushetia closed Bela Camp, which housed up to 3,500 displaced Chechens, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This is only the most recent step authorities have taken in implementing a strategy of closing down camps for displaced people in Ingushetia, a Russian Republic neighboring Chechnya.

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Bukavu-Goma, October 1, 2003 - MSF has begun providing free treatment with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to HIV/AIDS patients in Bukavu.

In the war-afflicted east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are more used to friends and relatives dying of HIV/AIDS than living with it and local health structures have no capacity to provide ARVs, this initiative marks an important step in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Geneva, September 25th 2003 - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that thousands of lives could be lost in Africa if donors fail to fund the production of a new meningitis vaccine in the next two weeks. Prompt action is needed to ensure supplies will be available when the next meningitis epidemic season begins in Africa in late 2003 or early 2004. So far, MSF is the only organization to allocate funds (€ 1 million) to purchase the vaccine.

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UN Members Urged to Hold Russian President Accountable for Resolution of the Case

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New MSF/WHO report documents successful drug strategies

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Refugees' free choice should be respected

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Cancun, September 11, 2003 - A deal on TRIPS and public health reached before this week's World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Cancun is being celebrated as a victory for the WTO. Although the deal professes to make it easier for countries to access less costly generic medicines, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) believes that the complex rules of the agreement may actually hamper access to medicines.

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MSF addresses UN Security Council on urgent humanitarian needs

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Geneva, 30 August 2003 - Today's WTO agreement that is ostensibly intended to get drugs to the poorest countries does not provide a workable solution, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Oxfam.

"Today's deal was designed to offer comfort to the US and the Western pharmaceutical industry," said Ellen 't Hoen of MSF. "Unfortunately, it offers little comfort for poor patients. Global patent rules will continue to drive up the price of medicines."

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