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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November 19, 2010

Nearly a month after the first cases of cholera appeared in the Artibonite region in Haiti, MSF continues to treat as many patients as possible while also trying to stop further spread of the disease.

November 19, 2010

Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, Birgit Schramm, Leakena Som, Eric Nerrienet, Prak Narom, Ngeth Chanchhaya, Laurent Ferradini, Suna Balkan
Trop Med Int Health 2011;16(2):205-13.
Tropical Medicine and International Health

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November 19, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, November 19, 2010 — Critical shortfalls in the deployment of well-established measures to contain cholera epidemics are undermining efforts to stem the ongoing cholera outbreak in Haiti, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

November 18, 2010

The dual epidemic of tuberculosis and HIV is devastating Swaziland, cutting life expectancy there from 60 to just 31 years of age, MSF said today in a new report.

November 17, 2010

Responding to the widespread and massive needs for cholera treatment in Haiti is a daunting task. MSF continues to treat high numbers of patients in the Artibonite region, where the outbreak originated.

November 16, 2010

As cholera continues to affect the people of Haiti MSF teams are working to open additional treatment centers. In the northern-most part of Haiti, the Port-de-Paix region, MSF has opened a large treatment center and a small treatment unit to increase access to treatment. In the treatment unit, a small team of three, two international staff and a Haitian nurse, have been able to offer treatment to people unable to travel to the larger treatment facilities.

November 16, 2010

Since October 22, MSF has treated 16,500 people for suspected cholera in a total of 21 cholera treatment centers across the country.

November 16, 2010

More than 1,150 MSF staff are responding to the massive cholera outbreak right now, a daunting task given the quickly rising numbers of cases throughout the country.

November 16, 2010

Cholera continues to spread in Haiti as people struggle to access clean water and understand a disease they've never encountered before. MSF teams are responding to the outbreak in Port-au-Prince, in the center of the country, and on the northern coast, but other actors will need to get more involved to meet all the patient needs in the coming days.

November 16, 2010

MSF has treated more than 12,000 people for cholera and cholera-like symptoms, and the organization is anticipating that the spread of the bacteria will not soon abate.

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