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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June 06, 2011

Now that research has shown that HIV treatment can reduce transmission by 96 percent, governments meeting at the UN Summit on AIDS must agree to put nine million people on treatment over the next four years.

June 05, 2011

Charles Sako lives and works in Kibera, a deprived area of Kenya's capital Nairobi. He, along with Catherine Atieno and Siama Musine, is HIV positive and receives treatment through MSF's clinic in Kibera. Six years ago, they were all given disposable cameras for a week to document their lives on HIV treatment. From those photos, we created a project called 'My Life with HIV'. Now, ahead of a UN Summit on HIV/AIDS this week in New York, we've been back to visit them and to hear how their lives have moved on. The latest scientific research shows that treating people with HIV/AIDS not only saves lives but also can prevent the virus from spreading. The full, busy and vibrant lives you'll see portrayed here are the living proof of the benefits HIV treatment has brought to individuals, their families and wider communities.

June 05, 2011

Catherine Atieno lives and works in Kibera, a deprived area of Kenya's capital Nairobi. She, along with Charles Sako and Siama Musine, is HIV positive and receives treatment through MSF's clinic in Kibera. Six years ago, they were all given disposable cameras for a week to document their lives on HIV treatment. From those photos, we created a project called 'My Life with HIV' Now, ahead of a UN Summit on HIV/AIDS this week in New York, we've been back to visit them and to hear how their lives have moved on. The latest scientific research shows that treating people with HIV/AIDS not only saves lives but also can prevent the virus from spreading. The full, busy and vibrant lives you'll see portrayed here are the living proof of the benefits HIV treatment has brought to individuals, their families and wider communities.

June 03, 2011

A sharp increase in cases in Port-au-Prince and outbreaks reported elsewhere in the country demonstrate that Haiti's cholera epidmemic is far from over.

June 02, 2011

People in Abyei live on the frontlines of an ongoing battle for control. New clashes that began on May 20 have pushed thousands from their homes and made them even more vulnerable to medical complications.

June 02, 2011

The people of Kaabong District, located in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda, have the unenviable title of being among the poorest in the country. Large parts of the population suffer from violence and chronic neglect—70 percent cannot access health care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) purpose in Kaabong is to help strengthen government health services. Teams are supporting nine Ministry of Health centers and the district referral hospital. They also run mobile clinics to isolated areas, offering medical services to the many people who can't reach a health facility on their own.

May 31, 2011

Saeed Mahdi has been detained for weeks in Bahrain after being severely beaten upon arrest by authorities. No information has been provided about his condition and whereabouts.

May 31, 2011

New research is showing that there are clear benefits of having HIV patients start antiretroviral treatment before their immune system drops to very low levels. There is less risk of them developing co-infections, such as tuberculosis, and hospitals will receive fewer severely ill patients. In this five-part video series, MSF demonstrates tools and models that could help make improved treatment accessible to many more. Between June 8 and 10, 2011, world leaders will meet in New York to decide on the future of the millions needing treatment urgently. By sharing this video, help us spread the word that there is NO EXCUSE for governments to leave 10 million people untreated! See www.doctorswithoutborders.org/stopthevirus for more info.

May 31, 2011

It’s showtime for the zip-zap circus in Cape Town. All these children are HIV-positive. But that doesn’t prevent them from living a very active and creative live, because they are all receiving antiretroviral treatment. In this five-part video series, MSF demonstrates tools and models that could help make improved treatment accessible to many more. Between June 8 and 10, 2011, world leaders will meet in New York to decide on the future of the millions needing treatment urgently. By sharing this video, help us spread the word that there is NO EXCUSE for governments to leave 10 million people untreated! See www.doctorswithoutborders.org/stopthevirus for more info.

May 27, 2011

A May 26 suicide attack left 36 people dead and approximately 60 wounded in the city of Hangu, blocks from the hospital where MSF teams staff the emergency and surgery departments.

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