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 03, 2016

Many of the people trapped under siege in eastern Aleppo are under 18 years old. The three-month-long siege and weeks of bombing and ground fighting have had a devastating impact on their health. For children in eastern Aleppo—healthy and sick alike—the situation becomes more critical by the day. Food, drinking water, and medical care are becoming increasingly scarce, while medical staff struggle to cope with huge numbers of wounded patients.  

November 01, 2016

“Forced From Home” Outdoor Exhibition Moves to Independence Mall, Experienced Aid Workers Share Firsthand Accounts of Global Refugee Crisis

October 31, 2016

The bombing campaign in Aleppo has left thousands of people in need of serious medical care, including Abdul Hadi, a nine-year-old boy who suffers severe brain trauma and memory loss from an airstrike that hit while he played innocently in his front yard. Roadblocks in the besieged city keep Hadi from reaching the specialized attention he needs.

October 28, 2016

More than three weeks after Hurricane Matthew swept over southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still severely affected, with inadequate shelter, food and drinking water, while some remote communities remain cut off and inaccessible.

October 28, 2016

Three weeks after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, residents of many remote communities are still struggling to access much-needed medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is using every possible method--including helicopters--to reach isolated villages. Here, MSF doctor Danielle Perreault describes visiting the village of Pourcine in response to an emergency call.

October 26, 2016

ROME/NEW YORK, OCTOBER 26, 2016—Twenty-five people onboard an overcrowded inflatable boat were found dead yesterday during a search and rescue operation by a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ship in the central Mediterranean, which saved 246 people from the boat and another nearby raft.

October 26, 2016

NEW YORK/LIVERPOOL, OCTOBER 26, 2016 – At the annual Union World Conference on Lung Health, which started in Liverpool today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sharing its experience of using the new tuberculosis drugs bedaquiline and delamanid to treat people with drug-resistant TB. MSF is also involved in two clinical trials to test new TB treatments, both of which will start enrolling patients soon.

October 26, 2016

Each day, 4,900 people die from tuberculosis (TB)—which is more than three people every minute—while an estimated 41 percent of people who fall sick with the disease are left undiagnosed and untreated. It is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and was more deadly than HIV in 2015.

October 25, 2016

South Africa has one of the highest burdens of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the world, with more than 20,000 people diagnosed with DR-TB in 2015. Yet the current DR-TB treatment regimen—which consists of a combination of multiple pills and daily injections—is only successful in about half of all people who receive it. New drugs such as delamanid offer the opportunity to provide more successful, tolerable treatment regimens to patients with few other options available.

October 25, 2016

A few days ago, Dr. Zanidin Amin sent his seven children and the rest of his family back to their hometown of Marjah, a district outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Their house in the capital had been hit by bullets during heavy fighting between Afghan Government forces and armed opposition groups.  

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