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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October 07, 2011

In Turkana, northwestern Kenya, MSF is now able to distribute supplementary nutrient-rich food, which will prevent children from becoming malnourished.

October 07, 2011

After months of negotiations and discussions with Thai authorities, it has proved impossible to get permission to provide health care to undocumented migrants and vulnerable populations.

October 07, 2011

Though the international community is paying far less attention now that it did last year, cholera is still rife in Haiti and far from under control.

October 06, 2011

MSF has been providing basic health care and distributing relief item to families displaced by severe flooding in the southern province of Sindh.

October 04, 2011

Thousands of people with Chagas disease will go untreated in coming months due to a shortage of benznidazole, the first-line drug used in most endemic countries.

October 04, 2011

This crisis could have been prevented but the major player involved, the Brazilian Ministry of Health, has shirked its responsibilities and is evidently unwilling to overcome the various challenges. 

October 04, 2011

After 10 days of trying, MSF finally managed to deliver medicines and medical supplies to the town of Sirte on October 3.

October 03, 2011

Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) and is transmitted mainly by insects called triatomines, also known as ‘assassin bugs’ or ‘kissing bugs’. It is endemic in 21 Latin American countries and cases have also been reported in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

October 03, 2011

Plumpy'nut, a simple formula of peanuts, sugar, proteins, and vitamins, has changed the model of care for malnutrition by allowing for treatment at home. However, patents on such food products are driving up prices, rendering mass production nearly impossible.  
 
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October 01, 2011

Drought and the ongoing violent conflict in Somalia have pushed people across borders and into displacement camps in huge numbers. MSF is working inside Somalia and in Kenya and Ethiopia to assist people suffering in large numbers from malnourishment and epidemic diseases. Also—a look at a growing need for measles treatment and prevention.

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