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.



February 17, 2009

The widespread cholera outbreak continues throughout Zimbabwe. As previously reported, the focus of the outbreak has shifted from urban to rural areas, but cities are still a concern.

February 17, 2009

Harare/Johannesburg/New York, February 17, 2009 —Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis continues to rapidly deteriorate, causing appalling suffering, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. The organization’s medical teams have now treated almost 45,000 people for cholera, an estimated 75 percent of the total number of cases in the current outbreak, and the crisis is far from over.

February 16, 2009

Transcript of a press teleconference on Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis, which continues to rapidly deteriorate, causing appalling suffering. MSF's medical teams have now treated almost 45,000 people for cholera, and the crisis is far from over.

February 15, 2009

MSF welcomes recognition by UK drugs company GlaxoSmithKline that patents act as a barrier to research and development and that patent pools offer new ways to stimulate research into neglected diseases. Promises now need to be turned into action.

February 12, 2009

MSF provides mental health counseling in Vavuniya for traumatized patients.

February 12, 2009

MSF has mobilized significant human and logistical resources to fight an ongoing measles epidemic in the district of Abéché, Chad.

February 10, 2009

Riekje Elema, Clair Mills, Oliver Yun, Kamalini Lokuge, Charles Ssonko, Nashiola Nyirongo, Velepi Mtonga, Henry Zulu, David Tu, Meggy Verputten, Daniel P. O’Brien
J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care 2009;8(1):60-7.
Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

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February 10, 2009

After attempting for almost two years to reach an agreement with China’s tuberculosis (TB) control program, MSF has given up on its efforts to start a project in Inner-Mongolia for assisting people suffering from multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

February 09, 2009

A landslide hit a displaced persons’ camp in Masisi town, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on February 4, killing eight people. The majority of victims were young children; two were teenagers.

February 08, 2009

MSF-USA Executive Director Nicolas de Torrente speaks with Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch about the Top Ten Humanitarian Crises of 2008.