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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April 19, 2011

Female genital cutting, or FGC, is the practice of surgically removing part or all of a girl’s or woman’s external genitalia. It has a number of negative physical and psychological effects, and in the worst cases can lead to death through severe bleeding. MSF arrived in the Tagadom area of Red Sea State in 2006 to raise awareness about the medical effects of FGC and to offer high-quality, free-of-charge maternity services. First, however, the teams had to begin a very difficult, and ultimately very rewarding process of talking about these and other taboo subjects.

April 19, 2011

Fighting in Duékoué caused hundreds of deaths and widespread destruction. Many civilians sought refuge in a crowded camp and now they fear returning home.

April 18, 2011

Catharina C Boehme, Mark P Nicol, Pamela Nabeta, Joy S Michael, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Rasim Tahirli, Ma Tarcela Gler, Robert Blakemore, William Worodria, Christen Gray, Laurence Huang, Tatiana Caceres, Rafail Mehdiyev, Lawrence Raymond, Andrew Whitelaw, Kalaiselvan Sagadevan, Heather Alexander, Heidi Albert, Frank Cobelens, Helen Cox, David Alland, Mark D Perkins
Lancet 2011;377:1495-505

April 18, 2011

A drug proven to reduce deaths in children suffering from severe malaria must be immediately rolled out in African countries.

April 16, 2011

MSF completed a medical evacuation of almost one hundred people by boat from Misrata, Libya to Tunisia on April 16.  The majority of the patients had suffered war-related injuries.

April 15, 2011

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing medical and psychological care to survivors of the earthquake and tsunami disaster that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The national response to the disaster has been massive, so MSF is focussed on meeting the needs of small pockets of the population in remote areas.

All photos © Giulio Di Sturco/VII mentor

April 15, 2011

MSF continues to assess the needs and provide medical and material support in health facilities in the East and West of Ivory Coast, and to assist refugees and host communities in Liberia.

April 15, 2011

As traffic resumes around the eastern Ivory Coast city of Abidjan—where people were previously trapped by post-election violence—wounded patients continue to arrive at Abobo Sud Hospital.

April 13, 2011

"There were so many patients, we had to stay in the hospital for two full days and nights. We operated around the clock, trying to stabilize the most serious cases."

April 12, 2011

Since a spike in violence hit the Duékoué area two weeks ago, the MSF surgical team has been treating 180 people with wounds caused by gunshots, hunting rifles, or machetes.

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