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.



December 09, 2009

Eric Goemaere hopes the patent pool will work out so he doesn't have to watch his patients in Khayelitsha die. In the U.S. HIV patients have a 69-year life expectancy. But his patients in Khayelitsha are running out of options after only 8 years on therapy. "I don't accept the principle of double standards," he says. "If it's possible to get 69 years of life in the U.S., it should be possible to get something comparable in South Africa."

December 08, 2009

A Speech by Dr. Christophe Fournier, MSF's International Council President, given at a NATO gathering in Germany

December 07, 2009

In Lower Dir district in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province several waves of displaced people have sought refuge since conflict erupted between armed opposition groups and the Pakistani army in August 2008.

December 07, 2009

When around one million people fled fighting in Swat Valley and Buner District in May 2009, many sought refuge in Mardan, a district in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province.

December 07, 2009

Kuchlak is a city of 120,000 people located a 30-minutes drive from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province. Situated on the border with Afghanistan, the town has become a permanent home to Afghan refugees who fled to Pakistan during the civil war in the 1980s and later conflicts. In this remote area where health services are almost unreachable, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been providing medical care in a maternal health and a rural health center since 2006.

December 07, 2009

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December 07, 2009

“This is the highest number of malnourished children MSF has ever treated in the area. What’s more, we are concerned that not everyone is able to reach us. What we see in our program may just be a fraction of a wider crisis," says MSF’s head of mission for Somalia.

December 07, 2009

In Pakistan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing medical assistance to a vulnerable population suffering the effects of political instability, poor access to adequate health care, and natural disasters. Having been present in the country since 1988, today MSF largely focus its activities in the northwest of the country where armed conflict is raging on both sides of the border and millions of displaced remain in need of medical care.

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?