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November 07, 2007

Nairobi, November 7, 2007 — While thousands of people flee the Somali capital Mogadishu, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is gravely concerned about the remaining population as violence intensifies in the city.

November 06, 2007

Johannesburg, November 6, 2007 — Drug developers can speed up the development of urgently needed new tuberculosis drugs by adopting a different strategy, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) joins international experts in stating today. According to a report published today in the open-source medical journal PLoS Medicine, mimicking the approach used to test AIDS drugs would accelerate the research process, and get drugs to patients who most need them, faster.

November 05, 2007

Geneva, November 5, 2007 — Health talks opening today at the United Nations in Geneva have the potential to change the way medical research is conducted and ensure that urgently needed products are developed and made accessible, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Knowledge Ecology International said today.

October 31, 2007

Bangkok/Paris, October 31, 2007 - MSF calls on the Thai government to halt all forced repatriation proceedings against the 7,500 ethnic Hmong refugees from Laos who are currently confined to a camp in northern Thailand's Petchabun province. The refugees, who claim to have fled violence and persecution in Laos, are deeply fearful of being returned to their country.

October 31, 2007

New York, NY, October 31, 2007 - In a study published today in the inaugural issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams detail a dramatic increase in visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar, in the Bakool region of south-central Somalia. The current conflict in Somalia and the lack of health infrastructure makes it both difficult to address the problem and to assess the true magnitude of the impact of the disease.

October 24, 2007

Kinshasa/Bunia/Geneva, October 24, 2007 — Despite an overall decrease in the intensity and recurrence of conflicts in the district of Ituri in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), civilian populations there are still subjected to high levels of violence. Based upon four years of medical work in the region, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has issued a report titled, "Ituri: Civilians Still the First Victims," emphasizing the persistence of sexual violence as well as the direct humanitarian consequences of military operations in 2007 during a "pacification process" in the region.

October 24, 2007

Paris/Niamey, October 24, 2007 — On Monday, October 22, five men, one of whom was armed, attacked a team of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) workers travelling in two vehicles by road from Agadez to Dabaga, in central Niger, where MSF has been providing medical care at the local health post since the start of October. The assailants seized the vehicles and their contents. The team of six—one doctor, one nurse, one logistics specialist, one pharmacist and two drivers—made their way to the nearest village on foot and were able to return to Agadez.

October 10, 2007

New York, October 10, 2007 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called for increased and expanded use of nutrient dense ready-to-use food (RUF) to reduce the five million annual deaths worldwide related to malnutrition in children under five years of age. Current food aid, which focuses on fighting hunger—not on treating malnutrition—is not doing enough to address the needs of young children most at risk, MSF warned.

September 28, 2007

Amsterdam/Paris, September 28, 2007 -North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo is an area of chronic violence, which can rise sharply in intensity. Due to the recent insecurity in North Kivu - fighting as well as looting and attacks on the roads - the assistance provided by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seriously hampered, if not made impossible.

September 04, 2007

Nairobi, September 4, 2007 – Violence and displacement are threatening the lives of the civilian population in Ethiopia's conflict-affected Somali region, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Despite urgent humanitarian needs, however, two MSF sections have been denied access to the region. MSF is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to immediately allow its teams to provide assistance to people in the region who are facing an increasingly desperate situation.