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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February 18, 2011

Violent conflict between government forces and armed groups in and around the town of Pinga, North Kivu Province, keeps local people trapped and unable to access medical care. MSF works in Pinga and send health workers on motorbikes to find people in urgent need of assistance.

February 17, 2011

MSF and the DRC's Ministry of Health is vaccinating more than a million children to stem a measles outbreak in Katanga Province.

February 17, 2011

Reports from MSF projects in DRC, Chechnya, Lebanon, and Malawi.

February 17, 2011

Gilles Van Cutsem, Nathan Ford, Katherine Hildebrand, Eric Goemaere, Shaheed Mathee, Musaed Abrahams, David Coetzee, Andrew Boulle
PLoS ONE 2011;6(2):e14684.

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February 17, 2011

“I met people whose villages had been burnt to the ground by one military group or another. They had run into the bush and were living with trees over the top of them and no mosquito nets”

February 17, 2011

MSF set up a mental health care program in the Burj al Barajneh camp on the outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, in December 2008. Most of the Palestinian refugee families living here arrived more than 60 years ago, but their mobility has been proscribed and they have struggled to contend with overcrowding, poverty, unemployment, and war. In two years, MSF teams in the project have counseled more than 1,000 patients.

February 16, 2011

MSF began using antiretroviral drugs, or ARVs, to treat people living with HIV/AIDS in Malawai in 2001. Now, a program that initially served 500 patients serves 18,000 and stands as proof that a large-scale antiretroviral program is possible in precarious situations.

February 16, 2011

In response to a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga Province, MSF teams have initiated a vaccination campaign in partnership with the Ministry of Health that aims to vaccinate 1.2 million children in less than a month.

February 16, 2011

In 2007, when it finally became safe enough to open a project in Chechnya’s capital city of Grozny MSF began offering consultations to a population with little access to health services. The project is coordinated from Moscow, and while security is still a concern, MSF has expanded its work to include care for women and children in northen Chechnya.

February 16, 2011

MSF is always evaluating its projects and looking at other areas where our assistance may be needed. This is done through exploratory missions—or explos.

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