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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October 29, 2010

The Eijkman Medal is the most prestigious Dutch prize in the field of tropical medical science and is awarded every two years to scientists who have made a major contribution to research. Koert Ritmeijer was awarded the medal for his groundbreaking research into kala azar, also known as visceral leishmaniasis.

October 29, 2010

Given the current outbreak of the parasitic disease, more capacity to deal with the influx of patients is needed. The new site in Malakal comes in addition to MSF project sites in Lankien and Pagil and surrounding areas, all of which are treating unusually high numbers of kala azar patients.

October 28, 2010

MSF is treating more than 100 new patients with cholera-like symptoms every day in Petite Riviere, a city in the Artibonite River region north of Port-au-Prince. On October 27, 156 new patients were admitted to the center, and 177 were discharged. At the end of the day, staff were treating 179 patients.

October 28, 2010

"Since the project started in 2003, the quality of medical care offered to HIV patients in Guangxi Province has vastly improved,” said Gilles Isard, head of mission for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in China.

October 27, 2010

Barely hidden beneath the surface of Pakistan's worst flooding in living memory were the geopolitical stakes shaping both the justifications for official Western assistance and how aid was delivered to victims of the disaster. The perverse result may be a further restricting of the ability of humanitarian aid workers to assist the Pakistani population in the most volatile areas of the country.

October 27, 2010

Galcayo is located in south-central Somalia with a ‘green line’ that divides Galcayo South and Galcayo North between warring factions. Twenty years of violence have destroyed basic state services and the healthcare system. Women and children are particularly vulnerable, with one in 12 women dying during childbirth and one in seven children dying before his or her first birthday.

October 27, 2010

Reports from MSF projects in Gaza and Haiti, as well as on efforts to battle malnutrition and to help patients gain access to essential medicines.

October 27, 2010

A demonstration at an MSF Cholera Treatment Center in St. Marc has disrupted the outbreak response and potentially imperiled people in need of urgent medical assistance.

October 27, 2010

Like his mother and elder sister, two-year-old Pal suffered from kala azar, also known as leishmaniasis, a very serious disease, before receiving treatment from us in Pagil, Southern Sudan.

October 26, 2010

MSF and VII Photography launched the Starved for Attention campaign in early 2010. In an effort to rewrite the story of malnutrition, the campaign seeks to reform the double standard of international food aid.

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