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.

May 16, 2017

The US government on Monday announced that the so-called “Global Gag Rule” on abortion will now include all global health assistance programs, a decision that could have devastating effects on women and children all over the world and halt decades of progress on global health, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

March 02, 2017

NEW YORK, MARCH 2, 2017—As the “She Decides” initiative formally kicks off in Brussels today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stressing the importance of access to reproductive health services like safe abortions, a critical medical need for women and girls across the world.

February 23, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical staff who work at projects in the field have seen first-hand the effects of unsafe abortions. 

January 25, 2017

NEW YORK, JANUARY 25, 2017—The reinstatement of the US government’s Mexico City Policy by President Donald J. Trump, which prohibits nongovernmental organizations that receive US funding from either performing or providing counseling or information on abortion, will undermine access to safe abortion services and endanger the lives of women, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday.

January 25, 2017

Abortions performed by untrained persons, and in poor sanitary conditions, can lead to fatal complications for women and girls. Complications due to unsafe abortions are among the leading causes of maternal mortality worldwide.

June 10, 2015

Unsafe abortion is one of the top five causes of maternal mortality, along with post-partum hemorrhage, sepsis, complications from delivery, and hypertensive disorder.