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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November 09, 2010

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff and supporters rallied outside the offices of the European Commission on November 8, before delivering an open letter of protest against ongoing trade talks between the European Union and India that could damage access to affordable medicines. The provisions in the free trade agreement under discussion could seriously impede generic medicines producers in India from delivering more affordable and quality generic versions of medicines for people in developing countries. MSF itself could not carry out much of its medical humanitarian work without access to these drugs. Support MSF's campaign 'Europe! Hands Off Our Medicine!'

November 09, 2010

Amid stepped-up efforts to stabilize Haiti’s confirmed cholera epidemic, MSF is providing assistance to populations in remote areas of the country.

November 08, 2010

Since an outbreak of cholera was confirmed in October, MSF teams in Haiti have treated more than 10,000 patients across the country with cholera symptoms. MSF is supporting two Haitian Ministry of Health hospitals in the Artibonite Region, where the cholera outbreak originated.

November 08, 2010


Arjen M Dondorp et al, for the AQUAMAT group
Lancet 2010;376(9753):1647-57. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61924-1)

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November 08, 2010


Kathryn P Alberti, Emmanuel Grellety, Ya-Ching Lin, Jonathan Polonsky, Katrien Coppens, Luis Encinas, Marie-Noëlle Rodrigue, Biagio Pedalino, Vital Mondonge
Conflict and Health 2010;4:17. (doi: 10.1186/1752-1505-4-17)

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November 08, 2010

Brussels, November 8, 2010–As negotiations on a European Union (EU)-India free trade agreement (FTA) resume in Brussels today, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on Europe’s highest trade official to halt actions that will dramatically restrict access to affordable generic medicines produced in India. 

November 07, 2010

Generic versions of antiretrovirals, or ARVs, that cost a fraction of the price of brand medicines make it possible for MSF to treat 160,000 people living with HIV around the world. Eighty percent of the ARVs we use come from India, and millions of others in developing countries depend on India-made generics as well. But the European Commission has begun directing its trade policies in a way that could stamp out the production of lifesaving generics in India. MSF has launched a global public campaign to tell Europe to back off, and to honor its commitments to global health.

November 06, 2010

As the cholera epidemic continues in Haiti’s northern and central regions, a primary objective is to ensure treatment for affected communities dispersed throughout these areas. With Hurricane Tomas having moved past Haiti, MSF medical teams will be able to expand their support and activities.

November 04, 2010

The crucial role India plays in supplying the developing world with affordable quality medicines is being threatened.

November 04, 2010

Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, explains why he backs MSF's campaign - "Europe! HANDS OFF Our Medicine".  Learn more about the campaign.

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