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 03, 2008

Since early Monday, December 1, of a presumed 420 people who have arrived on Yemen’s shores after traveling through the Gulf of Aden from Somalia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has assisted 361.

December 02, 2008

Philippe J. Guerin, Lisbeth M. Næss, Carole Fogg, Einar Rosenqvist, Loretxu Pinoges, Francis Bajunirwe, Carolyn Nabasumba, Ray Borrow, Leif O. Frøholm, Salah Ghabri, Vincent Batwala, Rogers Twesigye, Ingeborg S. Aaberge, John-Arne Røttingen, Patrice Piola, Dominique A. Caugant
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2008;2:e342. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000342)

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December 01, 2008

As of December 2008, MSF has 102 international staff and 1,625 national staff working in Darfur.

December 01, 2008

Hear about three of the urgent crises MSF named in its "Top Ten" of 2008: people's struggle to survive amid the violent chaos in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; the dire need for the international community to adopt proven, lifesaving ready-to-use foods to treat and prevent malnutrition; and a widespread cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe, brought on by the country's downward economic spiral.

December 01, 2008

Some of the world’s leading photojournalists worked alongside our medical teams throughout 2008, documenting our work and following the lives of our patients and their communities. At the same time, some of our own staff captured unforgettable moments that we are pleased to include in this Year in Pictures issue of Alert, which brings together some of the most moving and telling photographs of the crises to which we responded in 2008.

December 01, 2008

Geneva, November 28, 2008 - MSF calls on governments and donors to roll out existing tests faster and to considerably increase the use of a pediatric version of a standard fixed-dose combination drug – a pill that combines all needed drugs in one tablet.

December 01, 2008

New York, New York, December 1, 2008—A partial dose of a commonly used vaccine against meningitis may be as effective as a full dose, according to newly published research in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Fractional dosing would enable large-scale vaccination campaigns during epidemics, especially at a time of global vaccine shortages.

December 01, 2008

An MSF nurse is standing in the middle of dozens of cholera patients lying on the dirt in the backyard of Beitbridge’s main hospital. Cholera has overwhelmed this border town of about 40,000 like contaminated wildfire.

November 28, 2008

Recent fighting in the area of Kanyabayonga has forced hundreds of people to flee and hampered humanitarian efforts. Some of the displaced people who were hiding in the forest have now started to slowly return to town. "Despite the perception of a relative calm, violence is continuing in several areas of  North Kivu," says Gilduin Blanchard, MSF head of mission in Goma. "Thousands are currently on the run, forced to flee their homes again. This is happening right now, far from the media spotlight."

November 26, 2008

There are an estimated 2.1 million children living with HIV/AIDS, according to UNAIDS, 90 percent of whom are from sub-Saharan Africa.  Only 10 percent receive any treatment for the disease.