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August 16, 2007

August 16, 2007 – In the evening of Wednesday, August 15, the Peruvian coast was hit by a powerful earthquake (8.0-magnitude on the Richter scale). According to local sources, more than 500 people were killed and 1,000 were injured. The most affected cities are Chincha, Pisco, and Ica, located around 200 km south of the capital, Lima.

August 06, 2007

New Delhi/Geneva, August 6, 2007 – The landmark decision by the High Court in Chennai to uphold India's Patents Act in the face of the challenge by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is a major victory for patients' access to affordable medicines in developing countries, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stated today.

July 31, 2007

Yaoundé/Geneva, July 31, 2007 – Mortality rates and the medical and nutritional situation among the refugees that have been entering Cameroon for over a year have exceeded emergency thresholds. In response to this situation, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has begun targeted food distribution to meet the vital needs of this vulnerable population. Now more than ever, it is essential for humanitarian actors to mobilize as quickly as possible.

July 24, 2007

Sydney/New York, July 24, 2007 – New pediatric treatment data presented by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the 4th International AIDS Society conference in Sydney, Australia, demonstrate good clinical results but sub-optimal virological outcomes. The results confirm concerns about the effectiveness of treating children without access to appropriate and adapted pediatric AIDS drug formulations.

July 23, 2007

Geneva/New York, July 23, 2007 — Four months into the present crisis triggered by a major wave of violence in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, most of the 400,000 displaced people from there (398,000 according to the United Nations) have been unable to return to their homes and remain highly dependent on assistance provided by the few aid organizations present, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

July 23, 2007

Sydney, July 23, 2007 — A new report by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shows dramatic price reductions for second-line antiretroviral treatment over the last year, largely stimulated by a compulsory license issued by Thailand. But the report also identifies a worrying trend: using the newer, less-toxic first-line combination now recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) raises the cost for patients by nearly 500 percent, from US $99 to up to US $487. The report, 'Untangling the Web of Price Reductions,' was released today by MSF at the 4th International AIDS Society Conference in Sydney.

June 25, 2007

Bangui, Central African Republic, June 25, 2007 — The insecurity that prevails in northwestern Central African Republic (CAR) is severely impacting civilian populations and the humanitarian workers assisting them, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

June 19, 2007

June 19, 2007 — The Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy (APRD), a rebel group in the Central African Republic (CAR), claimed in an interview on Radio France International on Monday, June 18, that it had executed an APRD member who fired the shot that killed MSF staff member Elsa Serfass in northwestern CAR on June 11. In agreement with Elsa's family, MSF had requested that the APRD show mercy towards the perpetrator.

June 11, 2007

Paris/Bangui, June 11, 2007 -- It is with great sadness that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has learned of the death of one of its volunteers in the Central African Republic. Elsa Serfass, a 27-year-old French citizen, was killed today by gunfire during an assessment mission in the northwestern part of the country. Ms. Serfass was on her first assignment with MSF, working as a logistician.

June 11, 2007

New York, June 11, 2007 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today expressed its gratitude for a gift of $9,136,000 from Bill and Sue Gross of Laguna Beach, California, generated from the sale at auction of a portion of Mr. Gross's rare and extensive stamp collection.

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