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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April 21, 2017

Twelve women die of cervical cancer every day in the Philippines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and local organization Likhaan run a center providing family planning and reproductive health services, including prevention of cervical cancer. 

April 21, 2017

The definition of a famine is very precise and the experience of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this area can provide some context. The term famine can be used when the following criteria are met: the mortality rate exceeds two deaths per 10,000 people per day; acute malnutrition exceeds 30 percent; and one person in every five is not getting enough to eat. 

April 21, 2017

As a result of of the conflict in Yemen, over half of the country's medical facilities are no longer open, and an estimated 15 million people have no access to even the most basic medical care. Airstrikes in north Yemen in August 2016 forced MSF to stop work in several hospitals. But earlier this year, an MSF team went back to Haydan, in northern Yemen. 

April 21, 2017

Over a weekend in March 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) held its first Hackathon in New York City. More than 30 designers, strategists, and developers came together to build a tool to let individuals to use their power as investors or shareholders demand change from Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Find out more at #AFairShot

April 20, 2017

Newsweek discusses a new online platform launched by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) that allows individuals in the United States to know whether they have investments in Pfizer and GSK through their mutual funds or retirements plans (401k) and, if so, contact those companies to insist they drop the price of lifesaving vaccines. View external media

April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017, Stuttgart Germany

Speech by Dr. Joanne Liu

International President, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

African Chiefs of Defense Conference

 

I wish to express my appreciation to General Waldhauser for the opportunity to participate in this discussion with African defense chiefs. We very much value this dialogue.

April 19, 2017

Cameroon forces refugees back, compounding the crisis

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA/NEW YORK, APRIL 19, 2017—Violence and insecurity in Nigeria's Borno state continue to force wave upon wave of people to flee to remote towns, while Cameroon is forcibly returning refugees to the region, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

April 18, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began offering primary health care and other services in Pulka, in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno in late 2016. Over the past few months, this small town, situated next to the border with Cameroon, has become a hotspot for people fleeing the Nigerian military operations and attacks by Boko Haram, and those in search of food and basic services. 

Some displaced MSF patients shared their stories. All patients’ names have been changed.

April 18, 2017

People from Borno State, Nigeria, are on the move, trapped in a deadly cycle of violence due to Nigerian military operations, Boko Haram attacks, and the ongoing need for food and for basic services. Some are seeking safety in neighboring Cameroon, but MSF has witnessed Nigerians being forcibly returned to their country by the Cameroonian military over the last few months.

April 18, 2017

The town of Rann in northern Nigeria was hit by an aerial bombardment on January 17, 2017. The Nigerian armed forces have claimed responsibility for the strike, which  killed at least 90 people and injured hundreds. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was providing medical care in Rann at the time of the bombardment. Teams have recently returned to deliver much-needed medical and humanitarian aid to the people there. MSF Project Coordinator Silas Adamou describes the situation in Rann.

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