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.



January 07, 2011

"Because children require careful attention and experienced medical staff, they are treated in an area set aside for pediatric patients."

January 06, 2011

January 7, 2011, New Delhi—The Indian Patent Office has just rejected patent applications related to two AIDS medicines – lopinavir/ritonavir and atazanavir - on the basis that they did not merit patents under India’s patents law.  The decisions mark a major victory for public health, and keep the door open for the production of more affordable generics that health providers such as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rely on to treat patients across the developing world. 

January 06, 2011

People in southern Sudan, including the border area of Abyei, are grappling with chronic malnutrition, epidemics, and deadly diseases—on top of the continuing violence. MSF's presence in the region is extremely important, but escalating tensions have blocked people's access to what little health care is available.

January 06, 2011

One in seven women dies from pregnancy or pregnancy-related complications. One of every seven children dies before they reach the age of five.

January 06, 2011

South Kivu, DRC/New York, January 6, 2011—The international medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has provided specialized care to 33 women raped on New Year’s Day in Fizi, South Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

January 05, 2011

While the focus now on the political situation in southern Sudan, the region remains in the midst of a humanitarian and medical crisis,

January 05, 2011

Women who survive complicated deliveries can develop fistulas. Struck by incontinence, they live hidden away from others, resigned to their fate and suffering in silence.

January 04, 2011

In a US diplomatic cable made public by Wikileaks, a Pfizer official wrongfully claims MSF was involved in the company's unethical drug trial in Nigeria in 1996, a falsehood Pfizer should correct.

January 03, 2011

To date, 84,500 people suffering from cholera, or 57 percent all cases reported nationwide, have been treated in MSF or MSF-supported structures. 

December 31, 2010

In October, a cholera epidemic took on overwhelming proportions. In less than three months, MSF treated more than 91,000 patients for the disease, around 60 per cent of all registered cases (see pages 84 – 85). The operating budget for MSF in Haiti in 2010 came to almost 106.1 million euros. One year after the earthquake, however, significant needs were still not being met.