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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December 04, 2009

Medical needs in Somalia are vast, and frequently made worse by violence and drought. The graduates of Benadir University offer a rare hope for the Somali people—the possibility of lifesaving medical care. This year MSF supported and recruited a number of the university's first graduates.

December 02, 2009

Many global health advocates worry that the success of PEPfAR — an initiative that has consistently enjoyed broad bipartisan support — may be jeopardized by harsh economic realities and shifting political priorities.  After five straight years of funding hikes and public-health victories, the slowdown has AIDS advocates scratching their heads: Why would the Obama Administration back off from the one universally popular program inherited from Bush?

December 01, 2009

Hear the song created by an MSF nurse in Central African Republic to raise awareness of sleeping sickness and malaria; MSF helps fight HIV/AIDS in South Africa's Khayelitsha township and addresses the double crises of HIV-TB co-infection in Swaziland.

December 01, 2009

After two years, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concluding its emergency intervention in one of Rio de Janeiro’s slums. MSF teams have treated thousands for the effects of the violence and hardship that persist in the capital’s favelas.

November 30, 2009

Nathan Ford, Jean B Nachega, Mark E Engel, Edward J Mills
Lancet 2009;374(9707):2064-71.
The Lancet

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November 30, 2009

December 1, 2009, is World AIDS Day, and we are bringing you snapshots of life with HIV in an area hardest-hit by the disease—Khayelitsha, a sprawling township mired in poverty on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Watch the videos and meet these HIV patients: a 10-year-old boy, a young woman rejected by her family, a woman failing on her second-line drugs, and a patient who was co-infected with HIV and TB and now helps other patients.

November 29, 2009

A recent upsurge of violence, sparked by inter-community conflicts in Equateur Province in the northwest of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has forced 74,000 people to flee their homes. Many have headed for the country’s interior, while others have taken refuge across the border, in the Republic of the Congo, where their health remains in peril.

November 26, 2009

Gilles Guerrier, Malaïka Zounoun, Olimpia Delarosa, Isabelle Defourny, Michelo Lacharite, Vincent Brown, Biagio Pedalino
PLoS ONE 2009;4(11):e8077. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008077)

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November 24, 2009

Following the killings of 46 people on the island of Mindanao on Monday, November 23, MSF teams in the Philippines temporarily suspended their activities as the organization’s local contacts said the situation was currently too tense in the area to travel by road.

November 24, 2009

The Board of Directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria recently voted to authorize a new call for proposals in 2010, the success of which will ultimately depend on whether donors commit to fully funding the Global Fund. Without adequate funding, the progress and pace of scale-up of lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment, particularly antiretroviral therapy (ART), supported by the Global Fund will be threatened.

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