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.

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MSF Calls Upon the Francophone Countries of Africa Not to Sign the New Patent Agreements (Bangui 99)

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MSF Treating Wounded in Freetown Hospital

New York/Freetown, May 10, 2000 — A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) surgical team working in Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, has treated approximately 50 civilians wounded in hostilities in the city. A surge in wounded arrived at the hospital on Monday, May 8, following shooting that erupted during a demonstration organized in front of the house of rebel leader Foday Sankoh. No new wounded were received on Tuesday, May 9.

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Fighting Claims More Lives than Previously Reported

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MSF Urges Government to Expedite Transport

Colombo/New York, April 17, 2000 — The emergency medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) today called upon the government of Sri Lanka to allow the re-supply of urgently needed essential medicines to the northern region of the country. Over the past three months, drug supplies have become drastically depleted in the war-torn Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts and attempts by humanitarian agencies to renew stocks have been unsuccessful.

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MSF Briefs UN Security Council on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

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New York/Amsterdam, 12 April 2000 — On the occasion of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) visit to Russia, the international medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges the OSCE to establish a monitoring presence throughout Chechnya. "The fighting is still continuing, and incidents of violence against civilians remain commonplace," stated MSF Head of Mission Rendt Gorter in Chechnya. "Independent monitoring could help to address these incidents and reduce fears."

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MSF Reacts to Pfizer Drug Donation to South Africa

New York/Geneva, April 3, 2000 — The international medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today welcomed the announcement that Pfizer will donate the anti-fungal drug, Diflucan® (fluconazole), to AIDS patients in South Africa, but cautioned that a donation is not a long-term solution for saving the lives of people with AIDS worldwide.

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MSF Calls for TB Treatment Research

New York, March 23, 2000 — There is an urgent need for practical and affordable treatments for tuberculosis. TB kills 2 million people each year. Almost all of these deaths occur in the developing world.

However, there is almost no research and development for new medicines. Despite a wealth of knowledge on TB, the last novel medicine was developed over 30 years ago and the last vaccine in 1923.

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