MSF's publications are an expression of our belief in the principle of témoignage, or bearing witness, and the belief that we are accountable to those we work for and with. Sharing news about our activities and reflecting on them, offering critiques when necessary, are therefore crucial aspects of our work.

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To view the U.S. Annual Reports or International Activity Reports, please visit the Annual Reports page.

October 17, 2017

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, whe

July 17, 2017

March 08, 2017

How does MSF work? It’s a deceptively simple question as many different answers as we have patients all over the world. However, there are some common threads. From the most basic nutritional assistance for malnourished children to the medical research, all of our work is guided by the principle set out in our charter: upholding medical ethics, maintaining impartiality, bearing witness on behalf of our patients, ensuring we remain accountable to both our donors and beneficiaries, and preserving our independence.

December 01, 2016

Between March 2014 and September 2015, more than 28,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia were infected with the Ebola virus. More than 11,300 died from it. And even those who survived still face a host of ongoing challenges, including continued physical symptoms, the possibility that the virus could lay dormant in some organs in the body, persistent psychological trauma, and social exclusion.

September 01, 2016

This is my first letter to you, the readers of Alert, since becoming president of MSF-USA’s Board of Directors following Dr. Deane Marchbein’s tenure. It is a tremendous privilege to serve in this position and to function as, among other duties, an interface between MSF’s supporters and those we seek to assist.

June 01, 2016

This month marks the end of my third term as a member of MSF-USA’s Board of Directors and my fourth year as president.

It’s been a very rewarding time, but I’m looking forward to my departure in one respect: While I was able to do short missions in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, and South Sudan during my tenure on the board, I can now go back to the field for longer assignments, to do more of the work I find so compelling and gratifying.

March 16, 2016

In theory, the headlines bring you the "biggest" and "most important" international stories of the day. One moment, it might be Syria. The next, it could be Afghanistan. Or Ebola. Maybe Yemen, or the latest natural disaster to strike a country. Every now and then—though not that often, if we’re being honest—it might be Central African Republic or South Sudan. Usually, they have their moment and then it’s on to the next place. That’s understandable, to an extent. It’s hard to keep up with everything, and some places do exert a greater hold on our collective attention.

September 01, 2015

MSF’s Access Campaign was founded to prod others to develop or provide these essential medical tools and to make sure they work in remote locations with few resources. The work the Access Campaign does is directly tied to our field experience and has profound consequences for the people with whom we work. It brings much-needed attention to pricing, policies, the research and development system, and other crucial elements of the process by which medicines and medical tools make it to the field—or don’t, as the case may be. And that’s what this issue of Alert is about, the cost of medicine, and the processes that drive the development of some medicines over others

June 01, 2015

Our staff sees incredible courage and determination from patients on an almost daily basis, and in this issue of Alert, we want to share images of some of those patients, along with their stories, so you can really see the people we try to assist.

April 01, 2015

In this issue of Alert, we want to highlight a new campaign, “Because Tomorrow Needs Her,” which is designed to focus attention on women’s health.

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October 17, 2017

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, whe

July 17, 2017

March 08, 2017

How does MSF work? It’s a deceptively simple question as many different answers as we have patients all over the world. However, there are some common threads. From the most basic nutritional assistance for malnourished children to the medical research, all of our work is guided by the principle set out in our charter: upholding medical ethics, maintaining impartiality, bearing witness on behalf of our patients, ensuring we remain accountable to both our donors and beneficiaries, and preserving our independence.

December 01, 2016

Between March 2014 and September 2015, more than 28,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia were infected with the Ebola virus. More than 11,300 died from it. And even those who survived still face a host of ongoing challenges, including continued physical symptoms, the possibility that the virus could lay dormant in some organs in the body, persistent psychological trauma, and social exclusion.

September 01, 2016

This is my first letter to you, the readers of Alert, since becoming president of MSF-USA’s Board of Directors following Dr. Deane Marchbein’s tenure. It is a tremendous privilege to serve in this position and to function as, among other duties, an interface between MSF’s supporters and those we seek to assist.

June 01, 2016

This month marks the end of my third term as a member of MSF-USA’s Board of Directors and my fourth year as president.

It’s been a very rewarding time, but I’m looking forward to my departure in one respect: While I was able to do short missions in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, and South Sudan during my tenure on the board, I can now go back to the field for longer assignments, to do more of the work I find so compelling and gratifying.

March 16, 2016

In theory, the headlines bring you the "biggest" and "most important" international stories of the day. One moment, it might be Syria. The next, it could be Afghanistan. Or Ebola. Maybe Yemen, or the latest natural disaster to strike a country. Every now and then—though not that often, if we’re being honest—it might be Central African Republic or South Sudan. Usually, they have their moment and then it’s on to the next place. That’s understandable, to an extent. It’s hard to keep up with everything, and some places do exert a greater hold on our collective attention.

September 01, 2015

MSF’s Access Campaign was founded to prod others to develop or provide these essential medical tools and to make sure they work in remote locations with few resources. The work the Access Campaign does is directly tied to our field experience and has profound consequences for the people with whom we work. It brings much-needed attention to pricing, policies, the research and development system, and other crucial elements of the process by which medicines and medical tools make it to the field—or don’t, as the case may be. And that’s what this issue of Alert is about, the cost of medicine, and the processes that drive the development of some medicines over others

June 01, 2015

Our staff sees incredible courage and determination from patients on an almost daily basis, and in this issue of Alert, we want to share images of some of those patients, along with their stories, so you can really see the people we try to assist.

April 01, 2015

In this issue of Alert, we want to highlight a new campaign, “Because Tomorrow Needs Her,” which is designed to focus attention on women’s health.

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