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.

Country/Region

Topic

April 07, 2009

CNN reports on a Doctors Without Borders project in Amman, Jordan, that helps wounded Iraqis.

April 02, 2009

In Balochistan, Pakistan's largest and least developed province, most people have very limited access to health care. MSF supports a mother-and-child health care program in Kuchlak, a remote settlement outside the regional capital Quetta made up mostly of Afghan refugees. Here, the all-female staff in the delivery unit offer free and much needed obstetric services.

April 01, 2009

Following an outbreak in eastern Chad, MSF is currently vaccinating children between six months and 15 years against measles. As a nurse, Lenny Krommenhoek was part of this vaccination team for five weeks. Following her recent return, she wrote about the enormous logistical challenges she faced during her mission and her very personal experience in this remote part of the world.

April 01, 2009

MSF is carrying out its largest ever vaccination campaign to fight a meningitis epidemic in West Africa. And hear MSF field workers in Haiti describe the overwhelming need for medical care in that country.

April 01, 2009

Meningitis, a disease responsible for thousands of deaths in Africa, is currently spreading in several West African countries. While ensuring quick access to treatment for those already infected, MSF is also starting mass vaccination campaigns in Nigeria and Niger and is closely following the situation in other countries in the region. MSF is planning to vaccinate between 4 million and 5 million people against meningitis.

April 01, 2009

Sarah Hustache, Marie-Rose Moro, Jacky Roptin, Renato Souza, Grégoire Magloire Gansou, Alain Mbemba, Thomas Roederer, Rebecca F Grais, Valérie Gaboulaud, Thierry Baubet
Int J Ment Health Syst 2009;3:7
International Journal of Mental Health Systems

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March 31, 2009

Falling through the Cracks: The Mounting Health Crisis amid Situations of Precarious Stability

Statement by Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director Médecins Sans Frontières

On behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), I would like to thank the President of the Economic and Social Council for the opportunity to speak on the important topic of “health challenges in post-crisis situations.”

March 27, 2009

Following recent displacement of families around Dubasa River, in the Chocó region of northwest Colombia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bringing medical care and water and sanitation support to the population.

March 26, 2009

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen an increase in cholera patients in some urban areas of Zimbabwe, despite the reported downward trend at the national level.

March 26, 2009

"Condoms are the key to safe sex. They not only prevent HIV but many sexually transmitted infections. And they prevent unwanted pregnancies. Sexual intercourse is a reality of the human condition. Promoting only abstinence to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a naïve and unrealistic approach. A more attainable goal is to ensure that people behave in a safe way."

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