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.



January 12, 2011

Clashes that erupted in Duékoué in western Ivory Coast on Monday, January 3, resulted in many injured and more than 12,000 displaced persons

January 11, 2011

On the night of January 1, a large number of women were brutally raped by groups of armed, uniformed men in Fizi, a town in South Kivu Province, eastern DRC. By January 3, an MSF mobile team had provided medical care to 33 victims. But the area has become so tense, the team has not been able to return to Fizi since.

January 10, 2011

Laurence Ahoua, Chantal Umutoni, Helena Huerga, Andrea Minetti, Elisabeth Szumilin, Suna Balkan, David M Olson, Sarala Nicholas, Mar Pujades-Rodriguez 
J Int AIDS Soc 2011;14:2.
Journal of the International AIDS Society

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January 10, 2011

One year after a devastating earthquake, Haitians continue to endure appalling living conditions amid a nationwide cholera outbreak, despite the largest humanitarian aid deployment in the world.

January 07, 2011

"Because children require careful attention and experienced medical staff, they are treated in an area set aside for pediatric patients."

January 06, 2011

January 7, 2011, New Delhi—The Indian Patent Office has just rejected patent applications related to two AIDS medicines – lopinavir/ritonavir and atazanavir - on the basis that they did not merit patents under India’s patents law.  The decisions mark a major victory for public health, and keep the door open for the production of more affordable generics that health providers such as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rely on to treat patients across the developing world. 

January 06, 2011

People in southern Sudan, including the border area of Abyei, are grappling with chronic malnutrition, epidemics, and deadly diseases—on top of the continuing violence. MSF's presence in the region is extremely important, but escalating tensions have blocked people's access to what little health care is available.

January 06, 2011

One in seven women dies from pregnancy or pregnancy-related complications. One of every seven children dies before they reach the age of five.

January 06, 2011

South Kivu, DRC/New York, January 6, 2011—The international medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has provided specialized care to 33 women raped on New Year’s Day in Fizi, South Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

January 05, 2011

While the focus now on the political situation in southern Sudan, the region remains in the midst of a humanitarian and medical crisis,