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.



May 17, 2009

All these people had fled their villages in a hurry, and it was difficult for them to get health care because they couldn’t pay for it. That’s why it was so important for us to provide free medical consultations in both locations.

May 15, 2009

Geneva/New York, May 15, 2009 – A new treatment option for sleeping sickness, a fatal disease that threatens 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa, has been added to the Essential Medicines List (EML) of the World Health Organization (WHO). The inclusion of NECT (Nifurtimox-Eflornithine Combination Therapy) is based on an application submitted by the non-profit Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and Epicentre, MSF’s epidemiological research center.

May 14, 2009

During the last four months, MSF teams in cooperation with the national health officials have been moving quickly, following the epidemic trend, to help treat tens of thousands of patients and to proceed swiftly on a massive vaccination campaign for 7.5 million people.

May 13, 2009

Twenty-six staff of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are working around the clock as caretakers in two wards of the Ministry of Health General hospital in Vavuniya, northern Sri Lanka. The role of caretaker is to support hospital patients' basic health needs from the moment they arrive at the hospital and throughout their treatment.

May 13, 2009

After a relative lull in fighting for the last two months in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, violence has erupted once again on the city's streets.

May 13, 2009

Although the recent abduction of a Belgian doctor and a Dutch medical coordinator ended positively, such attacks pose dangers to MSF’s health care activities in a country where millions of people depend on humanitarian aid.

May 12, 2009

A total of 1,900 people have died in Nigeria, Chad, and Niger in a recent meningitis epidemic and MSF has launched its largest ever vaccination campaign against the disease.

May 12, 2009

MSF has treated nearly 8,000 Laotian Hmong refugees in northern Thailand over the last four years. Now MSF’s work in the Huai Nam Khao camp is threatened.

May 12, 2009

Following MSF's expulsion earlier this year the organization affirms that it would be ready to provide emergency aid if the situation changes and conditions allow its work with complete neutrality, impartiality, and independence. 

May 12, 2009

Conflict has been underway since 2004 in northern Yemen between a rebel group and government forces. War breaks out every year, but tensions persist even when there is no open fighting.