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November 28, 2005

Nairobi/New York, November 28, 2005 — One of the reasons that half of all children with HIV/AIDS die before the age of two is that pharmaceutical companies are not making child-friendly versions of their anti-AIDS drugs. Today, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) calls on companies to make easy-to-use versions for children of all their AIDS medicines to help prolong and improve the lives of more children with HIV/AIDS. There is also a desperate need for simple and affordable AIDS tests for babies in resource-poor settings.

November 23, 2005

Kampala, 23 November 2005 — Increasing insecurity, characterized by violent ambushes on civilian and humanitarian vehicles in the past weeks, will severely impact the already desperate situation of hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the civil conflict in northern Uganda, according to the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF calls upon all parties in the region to respect the freedom of movement of civilians and the independence and safety of humanitarian aid workers while ensuring their right to unhindered access to people in need of assistance. Assistance to displaced people living in northern Uganda has been woefully inadequate and will be reduced further if this insecurity persists, warns MSF. This issue must be urgently addressed.

October 12, 2005

Rabat/Bou-Izakarn, October 12, 2005 - Doctors Without Borders/Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF) demands from Moroccan authorities free access to provide care to around 1,000 immigrants, gathered in the area of Bou-Izakarn, 30 km north from Goulimine, located 1,500 km from Rabat. Some of them, including pregnant women and children, were cast off to fend for themselves in the desert area of Ain Chouater without water or food.

October 10, 2005

Islamabad, 10 October 2005 – The international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started to provide medical assistance and relief goods to the victims of last Saturday's earthquake in Pakistan and India. In the Pakistani and Indian controlled sides of Kashmir, MSF teams are focusing on medical assistance, mental health counseling, and the distribution of relief and medical supplies to assist the existing response.

September 30, 2005

Madrid/Rabat, September 30, 2005 - A report released today by the international medical humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) describes escalating violence against immigrants crossing from Morocco to Spain. Up to 25% of MSF's patients are seeking medical treatment as a result of persecution and attacks.

September 13, 2005

Zinder, Niger, September 13, 2005 – Tens of thousands of children in Niger still require immediate nutritional assistance, according to the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). A nutritional and retrospective mortality survey conducted by the group and its research affiliate, Epicentre, in the Zinder region this past August found one in five children suffering from malnutrition. The study revealed an even more critical situation for children less than 30 months old, with nearly one in three malnourished and 5.6% severely malnourished. Just last week, MSF medical teams admitted nearly 1,000 severely malnourished children for treatment in Zinder alone.

August 22, 2005

Paris/Niamey, August 22, 2005 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today that recently begun food distributions in Niger are not reaching those with the greatest needs, especially children under five years of age in the worst-affected areas. MSF calls on United Nations' Secretary General Kofi Annan to take measures to ensure that UN agencies like the World Food Program (WFP) and UNICEF distribute aid according to the real needs of people.

August 03, 2005

New York/Geneva, August 3, 2005 – The international humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to treat victims of violence in all locations where it is present in Darfur.

July 27, 2005

Rio de Janeiro/Geneva, 27 July 2005 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is successfully treating an increasing number of children living with HIV/AIDS, according to data from MSF treatment programs presented at a "late breaker" session at the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference in Rio de Janeiro. MSF's clinical outcomes are good despite the fact that currently available diagnostic tests and medicines are poorly adapted for children.

July 19, 2005

Geneva/Paris, July 19, 2005 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in several areas of Bahr-El-Gazal province in southern Sudan, are treating a growing number of children suffering from severe malnutrition.