Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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December 20, 2016

NEW YORK, DECEMBER 20, 2016—After 14 years of Chagas diagnoses, treatment and prevention efforts in Bolivia, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ended its Chagas operations today by presenting Bolivia’s Ministry of Health with an operating manual for managing Chagas disease in rural areas.

April 14, 2015

SUCRE, BOLIVIA/NEW YORKDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is launching a new project to ensure that people can be diagnosed and treated for Chagas disease in the town of Monteagudo, in the Chuquisaca department of southern Bolivia. In partnership with local health care institutions, the international medical humanitarian organization will develop a comprehensive care model for primary and secondary care that will be integrated into the existing health care system.

December 28, 2009

Thai authorities have begun expelling 4,000 Hmong remaining in the Huai Nam Khao camp in Thailand's Petchabun province back to Laos. No third-party organization is present at the site. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) which left the camps in May 2009 following military pressure, had denounced the forced repatriation policy.

October 08, 2009

More than a week after several natural disasters in the East Asia and South Pacific regions, MSF mental health staff are beginning to train local counselors, as well as give direct psychological support.

October 06, 2009

MSF teams reach isolated areas after an impressive initial response from local and international agencies.

September 30, 2009

Several MSF emergency teams have already arrived or are en route to countries in East Asia after a succession of natural disasters in the region. In Indonesia, the Philippines, and Samoa islands, MSF will focus its activities on meeting unmet needs, from surgical care to distribution of relief items.

June 01, 2009

At least 10 percent of the population in Bolivia is carrying the parasite for Chagas disease. Few people, including medical staff, are aware of its prevalence, but MSF is running a groundbreaking program there.
MSF is offering mental health care to displaced people in Mindanao, in the Philippines, and providing health care in Balochistan province in Pakistan, where decades of insecurity has made medical services rare.

May 29, 2009

MSF halts medical activities at a camp for Hmong refugees in northern Thailand after four years as the sole humanitarian organization providing assistance. Also, hear a report from the country of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, where MSF is helping victims of widespread domestic violence.

May 20, 2009

MSF denounces the growing pressure applied by Thailand’s army to force the 5,000 Hmong refugees living in Huai Nam Khao camp, in northern Thailand, to return to Laos. Increasingly restrictive measures have forced MSF to put a stop to its assistance activities after some four years of presence in the camp.

May 12, 2009

MSF has treated nearly 8,000 Laotian Hmong refugees in northern Thailand over the last four years. Now MSF’s work in the Huai Nam Khao camp is threatened.

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