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December 08, 1999

New York/Paris, December 9, 1999 — A doctor and a logistician of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), who were opening a health project in the district of Kailahun, have been held for 48 hours by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) authorities controlling the region. The two volunteers, with whom there has been some contact in the last two days, are Belgian and German nationals. They are reported to be in good health.

December 08, 1999

Oslo, December 9, 1999 — War and civil strife in Africa are causing a re-emergence of deadly diseases that had previously been brought under control. Despite dramatic growth in incidence, diseases such as leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness are, and will likely continue to be, "Neglected Diseases."

November 29, 1999

Seattle, November 30, 1999 — The international medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) urgently to address the growing crisis in access to lifesaving medicines in the developing world by creating a Standing Working Group on Access to Medicines. Such a working group would examine how international trade laws impact the availability of effective and affordable medicines for infectious diseases that kill 17 million people each year.

November 17, 1999

Brussels/New York, November 18, 1999 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announced that it is suspending its intervention in the regroupment camps of the province of Bujumbura Rural, Burundi, due to poor conditions in the camps and inaccessibility to aid workers. About 300,000 people, or two-thirds of the province’s population, are living in 50 camp sites. They were regrouped by Burundian authorities as insecurity has increased in and around Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

October 26, 1999

Lagos, Nigeria, October 27, 1999 — The international humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announced the start of a malaria and fever program in the oil-rich Niger Delta, the most conflict-ridden region in Nigeria. Malaria is the number one cause of mortality and morbidity in the area. The population of Bayelsa State has limited access to health care, and ethnic clashes and civil unrest are pervasive.

October 14, 1999

International Medical Relief Organization Welcomes Support for Right to Humanitarian Assistance

Oslo, October 15, 1999 — The international medical relief organization Doctors Without /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was today awarded the international Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. The award honors the extraordinary work of the organization's national and international relief workers who provide medical assistance in more than 80 countries, over 20 of which are in conflict.

September 20, 1999

Delay in Relief Efforts Questioned

September 16, 1999

Recommended Treatment Ineffective Against Resistant TB Strains

Madrid/New York, September 17, 1999 — A new study presented this week by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shows that the currently recommended tuberculosis treatment strategy fails to have any impact on one in five TB patients in Siberian prisons. The research was presented at the 30th International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) World Conference on Lung Health, an international meeting taking place in Madrid.