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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August 06, 2009

Amman, August 7, 2009—More than 100 wounded patients have been assisted in the aftermath of a large bomb blast on the outskirts of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq today, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

August 06, 2009

Intense conflict and violence continues to affect hundreds of thousands of civilians in the provinces of North and South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The toll of sexual violence remains extremely high. During clashes and brutal attacks on villages, people are killed, raped, wounded, or forced to flee to the bush or to camps.

August 05, 2009

Peter Rosseel, Miguel Trelles, Seydouba Guilavogui, Nathan Ford, Kathryn Chu
World J Surg 2009;34(3):453-8.
World Journal of Surgery

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August 04, 2009

In July, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began an intervention in Kwekwe prison in Zimbabwe’s central Midlands Province. The intervention focuses on providing basic health care and therapeutic feeding to the inmates, many of whom are severely malnourished.

August 04, 2009

Attacks on villages by the Lord's Resistance Army have displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Many of the rebel group's victims have been abducted, raped or killed. Tens of thousands of survivors have taken refuge in Southern Sudan, including one 16-year-old boy.

August 03, 2009

Over the past weeks, civilians have continued to suffer from violent attacks in several areas of northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Southern Sudan. Ugandan rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have been perpetrating acts of extreme violence on the populations in both countries. This violence was further exacerbated by the operations conducted against the LRA by national armies in the region. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been providing assistance to the displaced and resident populations by offering free health care and psychosocial support, and by improving living conditions.

August 01, 2009

Hear a report on the new challenges in the fight against HIV/AIDS in developing countries; and we bring you a story from Ingushetia in the Russian Federation, where MSF is offering counseling to civilians living in a heightened state of fear. And, listen to this month’s emergency updates from some of MSF’s projects around the world.

July 30, 2009

In this interview, Dr. Fournier describes why a global response to the H1N1 pandemic must in the short term focus not only on vaccination, but on reducing mortality worldwide by emphasizing the identification and treatment of the most severe cases; and argues why access to the vaccine in the future must be based on medical need, not purchasing power of wealthy countries.

July 29, 2009

Julien Zwang, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Corine Karema, Umberto D'Alessandro, Frank Smithuis, Grant Dorsey, Bart Janssens, Mayfong Mayxay, Paul Newton, Pratap Singhasivanon, Kasia Stepniewska, Nicholas J. White, François Nosten
PLoS ONE 2009;4:e6358. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006358)

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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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