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 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.

October 01, 2011

After spotting irregularities in one medication being used in Kenya, MSF is correcting the supply problem and taking all measures to ensure adequate treatment and follow-up care for patients.

September 30, 2011

"We fear that the poorest patients will not be able to pay for treatment or will be afraid to seek care."

September 28, 2011

Today in Somalia, measles is among the biggest threats to the survival of tens of thousands of vulnerable malnourished children.

September 28, 2011

Without proper treatment, half of the 370,000 children newly infected with HIV last year will die before they reach their second birthday. But very few medicines are designed and adapted specifically for children, and are affordable and practical to use in the places where they live. The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) recently announced a new project to help develop appropriate HIV drugs for children.

September 26, 2011

Lack of access to antiretroviral treatment and an overwhelming shortage of doctors provide challenges to AIDS patients in Mozambique.  

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