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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May 01, 2018

Working with the health authorities and partners, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is carrying out a four-week preventive oral cholera vaccination campaign in Juba, to increase the immunity of people at risk of this deadly disease.

April 09, 2018

Being vaccinated against potentially fatal diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and others is a rite of passage for many children the world over. But in northern Mali’s vast desert region of Kidal, where insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure hinder access to care for many communities, protecting children from these illnesses can be difficult.

February 07, 2018

Recent data from Zambia’s 2016 cholera epidemic found that giving people just one of the currently-recommended two doses of the oral cholera vaccine was nearly 90 percent effective for adequate short-term protection during this outbreak.

July 28, 2017

As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the deadly disease during a nine-month campaign by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Damaturu, Nigeria, Yobe, meningitis C, meningitis belt, vaccination
June 01, 2017

Nigeria and Niger are once again facing severe outbreaks of meningitis C. Both countries are part of Africa's "meningitis belt," a region stretching across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia that is particularly affected by the disease during the annual dry season. Though outbreaks of meningitis are frequent in this area, slow reactions and shortages of vaccines often hamper responses. From December 13, 2016, to May 14, 2017, 13,943 suspected cases and 1,112 deaths from meningitis were reported in 24 states in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.

meningitis, Nigeria, vaccine, Sokoto Mutalah Mohamad Hospital
May 31, 2017

Since February, MSF's Nigeria Emergency Response Unit (NERU) has been helping the Nigerian Ministry of Health respond to an increased outbreak of meningitis in the country's Sokoto and Zamfara states. NERU Project Coordinator Bart Bardock spoke about the challenges facing MSF units attempting to mitigate the outbreak.

May 19, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed several emergency teams to Niger to contain a meningitis outbreak that has killed 179 people since the beginning of the year. Working closely with Niger’s Ministry of Public Health, MSF teams have vaccinated more than 358,800 people in the most affected areas while continuing to monitor at-risk areas and provide medical care to those affected by the disease. So far, the number of meningitis cases recorded across Niger this year has almost doubled compared to 2016 during the same period.

Nigeria Meningitis C Outbreak
May 09, 2017

Thousands of men, women, and children in northern Nigeria have been affected by a meningitis C outbreak, reportedly the largest to hit the country in the past nine years. Almost six months after the first cases were recorded in Zamfara State, Nigeria’s Ministry of Health (MoH) is still struggling to fight this epidemic in seven states of the country.

April 20, 2017

Newsweek discusses a new online platform launched by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) that allows individuals in the United States to know whether they have investments in Pfizer and GSK through their mutual funds or retirements plans (401k) and, if so, contact those companies to insist they drop the price of lifesaving vaccines. View external media

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