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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September 08, 2009

In December 2008, 20 Somali students overcame huge odds and graduated from medical school in Mogadishu—the first batch to do so for almost two decades in the failed Horn of Africa state. Dr. Hafsa Abdurrahman Mohamed, 26, was one of those receiving a diploma from the capital’s Benadir University. This is her story.

September 08, 2009

A high number of cholera cases have been found in the small city of Wasu in the first known cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea in 50 years. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is assisting health authorities by treating people affected by the already deadly outbreak at the local Angau hospital.

September 08, 2009

Following four days of heavy rains in Niger’s northern Air Mountains, severe floods wreaked havoc on the city of Agadez on September 1. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams present in the city provided emergency assistance in order to meet the urgent needs of the affected population.

September 04, 2009

We brought therapeutic foods, milk, medicines and logistical supplies, such as tents, because we had no idea what we would find there. When we arrived, the hospital team greeted us warmly. They seemed very relieved to see us. We got to work the next morning.

September 04, 2009

Dr. Douglas Khaya, a psychologist in MSF's mental health program in Rio de Janeiro, with 2,000 consultations so far, describes life in one of Brazil's most violent favelas.

September 02, 2009

On August 29, a violent attack in Twic East County, Jonglei State in Southern Sudan, resulted in the reported deaths of 42 people, many of them women and children. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently mobilizing resources to help the victims of the attack, which injured more than 60 persons and displaced up to 24,000 people.

September 01, 2009

Morna Cornell, Karl Technau, Lara Fairall, Robin Wood, Harry Moultrie, Gilles Van Cutsem, Janet Giddy, Lerato Mohapi, Brian Eley, Patrick MacPhail, Hans Prozesky, Helena Rabie, Mary-Ann Davies, Nicola Maxwell, Andrew Boulle, International epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS Southern Africa Collaboration
South African Medical Journal 2009;99(9):653-60

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September 01, 2009

We take you to northern Nigeria, where MSF is providing surgery to repair fistulas – life-altering internal injuries that can happen to women who endure prolonged, complicated labor. In Burkina Faso, malnutrition is at its annual peak and MSF is responding.We’ll hear from an MSF doctor who was there at the same time last year. You'll also hear emergency updates from MSF projects around the world.

September 01, 2009

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff member, who went missing following an armed robbery at the MSF compound in Adé in the east of Chad, has been safely released.  The international staff member was set free unharmed following 29 days in captivity at an unknown location, held by an unidentified armed group.

August 31, 2009

Indian authorities have rejected patent requests from United States pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences for two life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs, Tenofovir and Darunavir, as they were considered to be in infringement of the patent law.

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