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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August 24, 2010

A month after floods began spreading across Pakistan, MSF continues to scale up activities and expand its work to new locations

August 23, 2010

These patients must adjust to a whole new reality of living with paralysis in a post-conflict setting and they are trying to come to terms with the permanent loss of movement and sensation that is a daily reminder of the war.

August 20, 2010

Cholera is endemic in Pakistan, and conditions created by the recent floods greatly compound the possibility of an epidemic outbreak. MSF is taking every precaution to prevent such an outbreak from happening while preparing for a large scale response if it does.

August 20, 2010

Water sources have been lost or contaminated in Mingora, leaving this population at risk of rapidly spreading diseases. MSF is now providing 200,000 liters of fresh water there every day.

August 20, 2010

A young woman who sustained a spinal cord injury during the war between government troops and rebels last year, receives treatment and community support at an MSF treatment facility in Vavuniya.

August 20, 2010

MSF has set up an additional base in Pagil, in Jonglei State, Southern Sudan, to deal with an alarming increase in the number of patients infected with kala azar—or visceral leishmaniasis.

August 18, 2010

Since severe flooding began in Pakistan in late July, MSF has been providing medical care at its pre-existing programs and through mobile clinics, working to enable access to clean drinking water, and distributing essential non-food items to millions of displaced people in order to prevent outbreaks of water related  illnesses.

August 18, 2010

Food insecurity is particularly severe in areas of the Sahel region this year; MSF is conducting emergency nutrition interventions.

August 17, 2010

Following a sharp increase in malaria cases in Mumbai, MSF has launched a malaria intervention to help local health authorities fight the disease.

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