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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October 27, 2014

The following information has been compiled to address questions about Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protocols and practices regarding the organization’s Ebola projects in West Africa and the people working in them. As noted earlier, MSF will not comment on the care and condition of Dr.

October 27, 2014

NEW YORK—Forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers returning from fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the epidemic at its source, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

Diligent health monitoring of returnees from Ebola-affected countries is preferable to coercive isolation of asymptomatic individuals.

October 27, 2014

 

In Ethiopia’s Sidama zone, a lush, green region dotted with oval-shaped huts, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a maternal health project in the Chire and Mejo divisions (known as woredas).

October 25, 2014

Kaci Hickox, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse who returned to the United States from Sierra Leone on October 24, 2014, is being held in a medical isolation facility at Newark University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Preliminary blood tests reveal that she does not have the Ebola virus.

October 24, 2014

 

At this stage we have only seen media reports about new guidelines announced by New York  and New Jersey.  We are trying to clarify the details with each state’s departments of health to gain a full understanding of the particular details.  We are therefore not in a position at this stage to comment on the new guidelines themselves.

October 24, 2014

 

GenevaFollowing a high-level meeting on access and funding for Ebola vaccines convened yesterday by World Health Organization (WHO), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has urged that plans to get forthcoming Ebola vaccines and treatments to frontline workers must be rapidly implemented. Significant investment and incentives are needed now to accelerate these steps.

October 24, 2014

MSF project coordinator Roelant Zwaanswijk discusses the situation in Boguila, CAR, six months after violence forced MSF to reduce activities.

October 24, 2014

NEW YORK – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

October 23, 2014

 

[Note from October 30: These protocols are currently being reviewed and updated.]

Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of its returning staff.

October 23, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) statement:

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