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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April 24, 2018

AMMAN, JORDAN/NEW YORK, APRIL 24, 2018—Jordan’s recent decision to increase health care fees for Syrian refugees could reduce their access to medical assistance, making them even more vulnerable, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, the first day of the Brussels Conference on Syria.

March 16, 2018

At projects around the world, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are working to meet the health needs of women and girls forced from home. Margaret Bell, a registered nurse, midwife, and women's health adviser for MSF, shares some of their stories from the field. 

March 05, 2018

More than half of the Syrian population have been forcibly displaced. Salma [name changed to protect anonymity] fled with her children and brother-in-law from outside Damascus in Syria, south to Daraa, then crossed the border into Jordan. After a brief stay in Zaatari refugee camp, she moved to Irbid. "I was displaying strength in front of my children, but on the inside, I was really tired," she says. 

February 16, 2017

MSF has supported the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) to provide diagnosis, treatment, care, and support to inmates with psychiatric disorders, HIV, and tuberculosis at Chikurubi Maximum Security prison's male and female psychiatric units since May 2012. MSF also supports eight other selected prisons in the Mashonaland provinces with mental health training programs.

December 28, 2016

Almost six years into the conflict in Syria, the high number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Jordan has put considerable pressure on the country's health system. In November 2014, the Jordanian Health Ministry decided it would no longer provide free health care to refugees. Since then, registered Syrian refugees have had to obtain legal documentation from the Interior Ministry to receive health care from public health facilities at subsidized rates.

August 05, 2015

In places with high HIV or tuberculosis (TB) burdens and significant shortages of human resources for health care work, lay counsellors have become extremely important. They provide HIV testing and counselling and help patients get through difficult challenges in adhering to HIV and TB treatments. But their crucial involvement in treatment programs is critically underfunded.

May 02, 2013

Nearly a decade ago, when violence in Iraq was driving NGOs out of the country, MSF opened a surgery program for wounded Iraqi civilians in neighboring Jordan, a program that continues to this day.