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.



August 03, 2009

Over the past weeks, civilians have continued to suffer from violent attacks in several areas of northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Southern Sudan. Ugandan rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have been perpetrating acts of extreme violence on the populations in both countries. This violence was further exacerbated by the operations conducted against the LRA by national armies in the region. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been providing assistance to the displaced and resident populations by offering free health care and psychosocial support, and by improving living conditions.

August 01, 2009

Hear a report on the new challenges in the fight against HIV/AIDS in developing countries; and we bring you a story from Ingushetia in the Russian Federation, where MSF is offering counseling to civilians living in a heightened state of fear. And, listen to this month’s emergency updates from some of MSF’s projects around the world.

July 30, 2009

In this interview, Dr. Fournier describes why a global response to the H1N1 pandemic must in the short term focus not only on vaccination, but on reducing mortality worldwide by emphasizing the identification and treatment of the most severe cases; and argues why access to the vaccine in the future must be based on medical need, not purchasing power of wealthy countries.

July 29, 2009

Julien Zwang, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Corine Karema, Umberto D'Alessandro, Frank Smithuis, Grant Dorsey, Bart Janssens, Mayfong Mayxay, Paul Newton, Pratap Singhasivanon, Kasia Stepniewska, Nicholas J. White, François Nosten
PLoS ONE 2009;4:e6358. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006358)

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July 28, 2009

Doris Schopper, Ross Upshur, Francine Matthys, Jerome Amir Singh, Sunita Sheel Bandewar, Aasim Ahmad, Els van Dongen
PLoS Med 2009;6(7):e1000115.
PLoS Medicine

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July 28, 2009

Busisiwe Beko, a gregarious community health worker for MSF, set out on foot into Khayelitsha, a vast township of 500,000 people in South Africa, to hunt for one particular ailing young woman.

July 27, 2009

Sandra was raped by thieves who came to steal her family's savings in Bunia, DRC. They beat her father, and threatened to burn down their home if she reported them. Sandra had camped in the church for two nights, alone with no water or food, hiding from her attackers while she waited for us. The villagers had asked if she needed anything. She had told them, “No. I just want to be alone.” We treated her, diminishing her risk of catching HIV.

July 24, 2009

Primarily affecting poor people throughout Central and South America, an estimated 14 million people have Chagas disease, and about 15,000 die from it every year.

July 23, 2009

The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders is a book that uses photographs, illustrations and text to tell the powerful story of clandestine operations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) undertook to assist Afghan people after the 1979 Soviet invasion.

July 23, 2009

During the rainy season, which would coincide with the hunger gap—the time just before the next harvest when food stocks dwindle—we would treat more than 1,200 severely and moderately malnourished children every week. Because of this great need, we refused to allow anything to interfere with our activities.