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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November 16, 2011

Decades of conflict and a lack of government investment have made it difficult for people in DRC to access even the most basic health care. 

November 14, 2011

Somalia citizens are escaping civil war and famine by fleeing to Ethiopia, resulting in a huge refugee crisis. Dr. Benjamin Levy of Doctors Without Borders is among those interviewed on the field.  

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November 11, 2011

Measles have hit the displaced population in and around Mogadishu especially hard. MSF teams are working to try to contain the disease despite significant challenges.

November 11, 2011

A measles epidemic is spreading. The lack of infrastructure and services is worsening the population’s vulnerability. And civilians have endured new military offensives.

November 09, 2011

Bihar State, in northeastern India, is a major epicenter of the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis—also known as kala azar. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in Bihar’s Vaishali district to treat this complicated and deadly disease.

Photos by Anna Surinyach/MSF

November 09, 2011

In the wake of the October 23 earthquake in southeastern Turkey, MSF has been working with local organizations to distribute winterized tents and cooking kits in the most affected cities.

November 09, 2011

MSF's Dr. Marta González talks about the challenges of diagnosing and treating kala azar in India's Bihar State.

November 09, 2011

Kala azar, a disease transmitted by certain types of sand flies, is endemic in much of Bihar. It causes enlargement of the spleen and, if left untreated, is fatal for virtually all patients.

November 08, 2011

In a highly promoted speech at the National Institute of Health, Secretary Clinton calls on the world to create the first "AIDS-free generation" by using antiviral drugs, condoms, circumcision, and other approaches to stem the spread of HIV.

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November 08, 2011

A four-year test of drugs to treat a widespread parasitic disease called kala azar is announced by the governments of India and Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and other groups. 

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