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 14, 2017

Ministers from the eleven countries assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have suspended many of the damaging provisions that would have restricted access to medicines and vaccines, a victory for millions of people who rely on affordable medicines worldwide.

November 13, 2017

Originally published in The Lancet Global Health Blog

Author : Claire Fotheringham

Claire Fotheringham is a medical doctor and specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in the Women’s Health Unit based in Sydney, Australia.

 

November 13, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was told by the Pakistani authorities to close its medical activities in Bajaur Agency in north-western Pakistan. The closure will leave thousands of people in Bajaur Agency without access to free vital healthcare. The announcement comes just seven weeks after MSF was forced to close its project in Kurram Agency, also in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

November 09, 2017

As the holiday season approaches, Fiscal Tiger lists Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) as one of four trustworthy charities to contribute to based on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) criteria. Not only has FTC's criteria been met, but MSF has consistently been ranked as one of the top charities by a variety of organizations that monitor the activity of charities and how they use the resources they receive.

November 08, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition has not allowed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) flights into Yemen for the past three days, directly hindering the organization's ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a population already in dire need.

November 07, 2017

More aid is urgently needed in rural areas of Kasai province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as people come out of hiding a year after conflict flared in the region, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

November 07, 2017

For over a year the Greater Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been wracked by waves of violence sparked by the killing of a local chief by Congolese armed forces in August 2016.

November 01, 2017

The spread of hepatitis E in Niger’s Diffa region has slowed since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) first began detecting and treating cases in early 2017, and the subsequent declaration of the outbreak by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in mid-April. Through a combination of active case finding, quicker diagnoses, a medical protocol, and working with the community through a network of volunteers, the case fatality rate has fallen.

November 01, 2017

CNET visited Doctor's Without Borders/Médicines San Frontières (MSF) exhibit Forced From Home in Oakland, which uses  Virtual Reality and 360 degree videos to immerse visitors of the exhibit in the experience of refugees. By assigning a country of origin and status to the visitor, MSF is able to show users what life is like for those forced from home. View external media. 

October 31, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), brings its exhibition to raise awareness on the plight of more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people to Oakland through November 5. Forced From Home illustrates individual stories of the world’s displaced populations, and helps visitors better understand the medical humanitarian consequences of the global refugee crisis. 

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