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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February 11, 2011

In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the country’s Ministry of Health, an MSF medical team admitted 33 wounded patients to the hospital in the town of Malakal on the morning of February 11.

February 07, 2011

Renewed fighting between government forces and opposition groups in North Darfur state over the last two months has forced thousands of families to flee from their villages.

January 21, 2011

In southern Sudan, most medical facilities were destroyed during more than two decades of civil war. Now, the dire lack of health clinics, the long distances involved in reaching them, often days of walking and the unattainable costs of care are all barriers to people seeking medical help.  

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January 06, 2011

One in seven women dies from pregnancy or pregnancy-related complications. One of every seven children dies before they reach the age of five.

January 05, 2011

While the focus now on the political situation in southern Sudan, the region remains in the midst of a humanitarian and medical crisis,

December 28, 2010

Today, the southern region of Sudan is confronted by constant emergencies: malnutrition is chronic, violence continues to destroy lives and displace the population, and preventable diseases are relentless killers. More than 75 percent of the population has still no access to any form of basic healthcare. In addition to providing a range of medical services in 13 states of Sudan, at this moment MSF is battling to contain the biggest kala azar outbreak in eight years. And, as Sudan is heading towards a referendum on January 9th, MSF teams are preparing for any needs that might arise in addition to the ongoing medical challenges. If emergency needs soar, whether through violence, displacement or outbreak of diseases, MSF needs to be ready.

December 16, 2010

As southern Sudan heads towards a January 9, 2010, referendum on secession, it is battling to contain the biggest kala azar outbreak in the region in eight years.

December 16, 2010

In 2010, MSF responded to medical emergencies and provided nutritional support, reproductive healthcare, kala azar treatment, counseling services, surgery, and pediatric and obstetric care.

December 16, 2010

"We found that two factors were irregular this year. First, it was highly unusual that cases would begin as early as July. This is seven weeks earlier than last year. Secondly, the high number of cases..."

November 15, 2010

Francois Chappuis, Emilie Alirol, Dagemlidet T. Worku, Yolanda Mueller, Koert Ritmeijer
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2011;55(1):455-6.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

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