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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, JANUARY 31, 2014 – Insecurity in South Sudan's Unity State has forced thousands of people to flee into the bush, including patients and more than two hundred South Sudanese staff members from a hospital run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the group said today.

JOHANNESBURG/NEWYORK, JANUARY 21, 2014—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging the South African government to continue to stand strong against a broad, multinational pharmaceutical industry effort to undermine and delay the efforts to reform patent laws and improve access to affordable medicines.

Jessie Gaffric recently completed an assignment as project coordinator of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project at the Bangui Community Hospital in Central African Republic (CAR), where the organization performs emergency surgery for victims of the violence that has convulsed the city for the past several months. Gaffric, who has carried out several missions for MSF in conflict settings, including Yemen and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says this was her "most difficult" assignment yet:

Over the past few days, hundreds of people have been wounded and thousands have been displaced by heavy fighting in South Sudan’s Upper Nile, Unity, and Jonglei states, says the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and MSF teams in Malakal and Nasir in Upper Nile State have treated 116 people with gunshot wounds.

Conakry, Guinea/New York, February 10, 2014—Medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a campaign to vaccinate close to 400,000 children in Conakry, Guinea, against measles in the next three weeks. To date, there are 1,105 suspected cases, with 68 confirmed cases in the region, causing fear of a rapid explosion in the number of infections.

Since early December 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided medical care to more than 1,000 patients wounded by violence in and around Central African Republic (CAR)’s Bangui airport, where approximately 100,000 displaced people have taken refuge from a wave of fighting that has swept across the country. In the past week alone, 100 patients were treated for bullet and machete wounds. MSF is carrying out over 1,000 medical consultations in the camp every week, and also provides care in other camps and health facilities in the city.

Usually the result of complications during delivery, a fistula is an opening between the bladder and the vagina, or between the rectum and the vagina. Women become incontinent, and are often shunned from their societies and families as a result. They can also suffer additional medical consequences. Access to pre-natal care and interventions to assist with complicated labor, including C-sections are essential to preventing fistulas.

Embroiled in war for almost 35 years, Afghanistan is locked in a complex crisis with staggering economic, political, and social problems.

An MSF psychiatrist describes the lives of refugees from Central African Republic, seeking safety in Chad.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) would like to submit the following written comments to the 2014 Special 301 Review Process.

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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, JANUARY 31, 2014 – Insecurity in South Sudan's Unity State has forced thousands of people to flee into the bush, including patients and more than two hundred South Sudanese staff members from a hospital run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the group said today.

JOHANNESBURG/NEWYORK, JANUARY 21, 2014—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging the South African government to continue to stand strong against a broad, multinational pharmaceutical industry effort to undermine and delay the efforts to reform patent laws and improve access to affordable medicines.

Jessie Gaffric recently completed an assignment as project coordinator of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project at the Bangui Community Hospital in Central African Republic (CAR), where the organization performs emergency surgery for victims of the violence that has convulsed the city for the past several months. Gaffric, who has carried out several missions for MSF in conflict settings, including Yemen and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says this was her "most difficult" assignment yet:

Over the past few days, hundreds of people have been wounded and thousands have been displaced by heavy fighting in South Sudan’s Upper Nile, Unity, and Jonglei states, says the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and MSF teams in Malakal and Nasir in Upper Nile State have treated 116 people with gunshot wounds.

Conakry, Guinea/New York, February 10, 2014—Medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a campaign to vaccinate close to 400,000 children in Conakry, Guinea, against measles in the next three weeks. To date, there are 1,105 suspected cases, with 68 confirmed cases in the region, causing fear of a rapid explosion in the number of infections.

Since early December 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided medical care to more than 1,000 patients wounded by violence in and around Central African Republic (CAR)’s Bangui airport, where approximately 100,000 displaced people have taken refuge from a wave of fighting that has swept across the country. In the past week alone, 100 patients were treated for bullet and machete wounds. MSF is carrying out over 1,000 medical consultations in the camp every week, and also provides care in other camps and health facilities in the city.

Usually the result of complications during delivery, a fistula is an opening between the bladder and the vagina, or between the rectum and the vagina. Women become incontinent, and are often shunned from their societies and families as a result. They can also suffer additional medical consequences. Access to pre-natal care and interventions to assist with complicated labor, including C-sections are essential to preventing fistulas.

Embroiled in war for almost 35 years, Afghanistan is locked in a complex crisis with staggering economic, political, and social problems.

An MSF psychiatrist describes the lives of refugees from Central African Republic, seeking safety in Chad.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) would like to submit the following written comments to the 2014 Special 301 Review Process.

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