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.



March 31, 2009

Falling through the Cracks: The Mounting Health Crisis amid Situations of Precarious Stability

Statement by Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director Médecins Sans Frontières

On behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), I would like to thank the President of the Economic and Social Council for the opportunity to speak on the important topic of “health challenges in post-crisis situations.”

March 27, 2009

Following recent displacement of families around Dubasa River, in the Chocó region of northwest Colombia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bringing medical care and water and sanitation support to the population.

March 26, 2009

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen an increase in cholera patients in some urban areas of Zimbabwe, despite the reported downward trend at the national level.

March 26, 2009

"Condoms are the key to safe sex. They not only prevent HIV but many sexually transmitted infections. And they prevent unwanted pregnancies. Sexual intercourse is a reality of the human condition. Promoting only abstinence to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a naïve and unrealistic approach. A more attainable goal is to ensure that people behave in a safe way."

March 24, 2009

Frédérique Ponsar, Nathan Ford, Michel Van Herp, Silvia Mancini, Catherine Bachy
Confl Health 2009;3:4
Conflict and Health

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March 22, 2009

On March 17-18, 2009, MSF brought together a number of doctors, lab workers, community activists and test developers to answer this question. MSF Access Campaign Director Dr. Tido von Schoen-Angerer talks us through what is needed in a new TB test and explains why we can’t settle for anything less.

March 17, 2009

During the first two weeks of March, relatively few people seem to have been able to flee from the conflict-affected Vanni area in northern Sri Lanka. Communication with people inside the Vanni remains incredibly difficult, but accounts given by people who have managed to escape in recent days confirm that civilians remain trapped by the conflict and that it is practically impossible for them to leave as they risk being shot at.

March 17, 2009

M Massaquoi, R Zachariah, M Manzi, O Pasulani, D Misindi, B Mwagomba, A Bauernfeind, AD Harries
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009;103(6):594-600. (doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.02.012)

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March 16, 2009

Geneva, March 16, 2009 ? Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that on Sunday, March 15, the Lord?s Resistance Army (LRA) carried out attacks on Banda, a village in Haut Uélé, in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF has been providing treatment for patients with sleeping sickness for almost a year in Banda, a village 150km southwest of Doruma.

March 14, 2009

Khartoum/Brussels/New York, March 14, 2009 – Four Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff kidnapped on March 11 in Serif Umra, North Darfur, Sudan, were safely released today, March 14, 2009.