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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Kinshasa, March 6, 2003 - A serious measles epidemic has reached the region of Kamina Lenge, south of Ankoro, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a vaccination campaign for close to 50,000 children.

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Lubumbashi/New York, February 21, 2003 - As the death toll from cholera rises dramatically, the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has dispatched medical teams and medicines to fight several epidemics in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC).

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Geneva, February 13, 2003 -- Starting in April last year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been urging pharmaceutical company Roche to reduce its price for nelfinavir (brand-name Viracept), a crucial second-line AIDS drug that was priced out of reach of most patients in developing countries. Roche's announcement today that they will sell nelfinavir with significant reductions in poor countries is a welcome result of this long campaign.

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MSF calls on the Russian and Dagestani governments to give his case highest priority

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Geneva, February 6, 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the new trivalent (ACW135) meningitis vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline. MSF is particularly encouraged to see that the new product was registered so quickly, in only a few months, while last August, companies and regulatory authorities still argued such a quick maneuver wouldn't be feasible.

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Moscow, February 5, 2003 -- Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomed the recent declaration by the European Union (EU) calling for the release of Arjan Erkel, head of mission for MSF's medical relief programs in Dagestan, who remains missing after nearly six months.

MSF welcomes the public statement made on January 31 in Brussels by the Presidency of the EU calling for the "immediate and safe release" of Arjan Erkel kidnapped in Dagestan, a republic of the Russian Federation bordering Chechnya.

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MSF Calls for the US and the UK to Carry Out Investigations

New York/Paris, January 31, 2003 – In reaction to the final report published this week by the Dutch Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into the Srebrenica massacre of 1995, the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called for questions unanswered by the report to be taken up further in inquiries by Britain and the United States.

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Head of MSF Mission in Dagestan Remains Missing; MSF Demands His Immediate Release

Moscow, January 10, 2003 – MSF welcomes the release of Nina Davydovich, the head of Druzhba, a Russian NGO, after 168 days of captivity. MSF wishes her the strength to make a speedy recovery from her ordeal and hopes that she will be reunited with her friends and family as soon as possible.

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