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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June 09, 2016

Skye Giannino is a nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In April 2016, she supervised a MSF vaccination campaign in the town of Old Fangak, South Sudan. Here, she shares her experiences from this challenging assignment.

Day three of African Vaccination Week and I’m grinning maniacally at a toddler crying post injection. It is not sleep deprivation causing this reaction—though it would be acceptable to think so, the days leading up to and during this campaign have been very long. But no, it is because I know something he doesn’t.

June 09, 2016

Little Wuk is a malnourished boy. He is two years old but only weighs as much as a baby of a few months. He was admitted three days ago and received stabilization treatment and antibiotics to treat an infection. This morning he started eating ready-to-use therapeutic food, which is made from a mixture of peanut paste with proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. He will be discharged in a few days if he can eat and does not require further treatment. His mother will then take him home with her four other children.

June 02, 2016

Nyekuony, 35, was fishing in the river near her home in South Sudan’s Sudd swamps, one of the world’s largest wetland areas, when she was bitten on the foot by a snake. She sought help from a traditional healer, then bought medicines from the local pharmacy, but the wound refused to heal. Before long, the flesh and bone had started to rot, eating away at her foot and lower leg. No longer able to walk, Nyekuony had to move around on all fours. By this time, the region was caught up in conflict, and it was too dangerous to travel to a hospital.

May 27, 2016

The ongoing conflict in Libya has left its health care system in disarray. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in the east and west of the country to provide people access to medical services. Here, Issiaka Abdou, MSF project coordinator in the town of Zuwara, describes the situation.

May 23, 2016

Evita Looijen gives an overview of MSF’s hospital in the Bentiu protection of civilians site in South Sudan, where many of MSF’s South Sudanese staff members are also displaced by the conflict in their country. View external media.

May 17, 2016

There is a book kept under lock and key at all times in the tented HIV and tuberculosis (TB) ward of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Bentiu, South Sudan. It doesn’t look like much—its blue ink has started to fade and its pages emit a strong smell of must, mold, and swamp water.

May 11, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing lifesaving medical assistance to approximately 4,000 refugees who fled violence in South Sudan beginning in December 2015 and are now living in deplorable conditions in Bambouti, a village of 1,000 inhabitants in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR).

May 06, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) OBGYN Veronica Ades answers three questions about her recent work in Aweil, South Sudan. Read more on Ades's blog, Love, Labor Loss.

May 05, 2016

Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war, which give protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless of if the patients are civilians or wounded combatants.

May 03, 2016

Speech by Dr. Joanne Liu

International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

United Nations Security Council Briefing

May 3, 2016, New York, USA

 

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Last Wednesday, airstrikes obliterated Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo.

They blew apart at least 50 men, women and children.

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