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.



October 02, 2008

Johan van Griensven, Ludwig De Naeyer, Jeanine Uwera, Anita Asiimwe, Claire Gazille, Tony Reid
BMC Pediatrics 2008;8:39. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-8-39)

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October 02, 2008

Port-au-Prince/New York, October 3, 2008 — A month after the last tropical storms and hurricanes hit Haiti, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams have found a whole village completely submerged and its 2,400 remaining inhabitants stranded with no help.

October 01, 2008

In this edition, listen to reports on new strategies to combat malaria and MSF’s response to the devastation wrought by successive hurricanes hitting Haiti. In the top story, hear how thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians fleeing war and destitution are undertaking a perilous journey aboard illegal smugglers’ boats to cross the Gulf of Aden.

October 01, 2008

Niamey, Niger, October 1, 2008 — Ten weeks after Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) authorization to treat malnutrition in the Maradi region was suspended, the French section of MSF is no longer providing any medical-nutritional treatment on site there. A new memorandum of understanding was drafted between the Ministry of Public Health and MSF, but the authorities of Niger have yet to sign it.

September 30, 2008

Johannesburg/Brussels, September 30, 2008 —In a new report launched today, the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said many more lives can be saved if newer effective strategies to tackle malaria are more widely implemented. The report, titled "Full Prescription; better malaria treatment for more people, MSF’s experience,"describes the organization’s work in Sierra Leone, Chad and Mali, and shows that unnecessary deaths can be avoided with simple, affordable treatment and diagnostic tools available today.

September 29, 2008

September 29, 2008, Geneva — A World Health Organization meeting to develop new recommendations for the treatment of malnutrition will have a far-reaching impact on the quality of food aid and nutrition programs for infants and young children, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

September 24, 2008

With the floodwater now fully receded in storm-ravaged Gonaïves, the streets are covered in mud and garbage. People are living in harsh, dirty conditions without widespread access to clean water.

September 24, 2008

Many had to abandon their homes in the middle of the night, losing everything, including precious livestock, while others were stranded for several days before being rescued by the army.

September 24, 2008

Dr. Binod Kumar was one of the first MSF staff to provide medical assistance to flood survivors in Bihar. Here, he reports on the situation.

September 23, 2008

The MSF team working in Masisi hospital provided emergency surgery to 17 civilians and armed men injured in the crossfire. Despite the insecurity, MSF was able to keep the hospital running, including a nutritional center with 54 malnourished children.