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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May 02, 2011

A 12-person MSF team is working in the besieged Libyan town of Misrata, and more MSF staff are on the way.

May 02, 2011

The patent pool is a better solution: Johnson & Johnson and these other companies should sit down at the negotiating table. By joining up, they can make a huge impact on public health at a price they can easily afford.

April 26, 2011

MSF teams in the southern Sudan towns of Bentiu and Malakal have treated over 30 people with gunshot wounds in recent days.

April 25, 2011

For centuries, the drug quinine has been used to treat malaria, a disease that kills close to one million people a year. But now, there’s a new drug - called artesunate - that is more effective, and far simpler and safer to administer than quinine. The WHO has just revised its guidelines calling for artesunate as the treatment of choice for children with severe malaria. Now the international community needs to get behind it.

April 25, 2011

Johnson & Johnson, which holds patents on three key new HIV drugs desperately needed throughout the developing world, has so far refused to license these patents to the Medicines Patent Pool.

April 25, 2011

"The fighters escorting the patients have now overrun the hospital. They are from the northern part of the country. They don't know us and they are better trained than the local militias, but they don't have any greater respect for us."

April 24, 2011

I am writing on behalf of MSF to express our disappointment that J&J has not yet placed any patent into the Medicines Patent Pool and that it has announced in a recent letter to the Medicines Patent Pool that it is not ready to engage in formal negotiations.

April 21, 2011

A tribute to photojournalist and MSF friend, Chris Hondros, who was tragically killed in Libya on April 20, 2011.

April 20, 2011

MSF is deeply concerned for the lives and health of civilians where violence continues to rage, and whose fear is keeping many of them from seeking critical medical care.

April 20, 2011

Kerry A. Thomson, Erastus O. Cheti, Tony Reid
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, published online ahead of print, April 20, 2011
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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