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.

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Lagos, Nigeria, October 27, 1999 — The international humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announced the start of a malaria and fever program in the oil-rich Niger Delta, the most conflict-ridden region in Nigeria. Malaria is the number one cause of mortality and morbidity in the area. The population of Bayelsa State has limited access to health care, and ethnic clashes and civil unrest are pervasive.

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International Medical Relief Organization Welcomes Support for Right to Humanitarian Assistance

Oslo, October 15, 1999 — The international medical relief organization Doctors Without /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was today awarded the international Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. The award honors the extraordinary work of the organization's national and international relief workers who provide medical assistance in more than 80 countries, over 20 of which are in conflict.

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Delay in Relief Efforts Questioned

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Recommended Treatment Ineffective Against Resistant TB Strains

Madrid/New York, September 17, 1999 — A new study presented this week by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shows that the currently recommended tuberculosis treatment strategy fails to have any impact on one in five TB patients in Siberian prisons. The research was presented at the 30th International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) World Conference on Lung Health, an international meeting taking place in Madrid.

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New York/Brussels, September 7, 1999 — The last medical team of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) present in East Timor has been expelled from the district of Baukau by the militia today. To the best of our knowledge, there are no longer any international medical aid agencies still present in East Timor.

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MSF Launches Vaccination Program

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Full Cargo of Supplies Under Way

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Full Cargo of Supplies Under Way

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Brussels/New York, August 14, 1999 — Two Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian aid workers who were reported missing in Liberia on August 11, 1999, were released last night along with four other international humanitarian aid workers and ten local staff members taken at the same time.

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