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.



May 22, 2012

Increasing restrictions imposed by Sudanese authorities have forced MSF to suspend most of its medical activities in the Jebel Si region of North Darfur State in Sudan. 

May 22, 2012

In the remote Jebel Si area of North Darfur, a series of obstacles threaten to seriously hamper MSF's ability to provide medical assistance.

May 21, 2012

MSF urges health ministers at the World Health Assembly to pass a resolution to jumpstart R&D for unmet medical needs.

May 21, 2012

In Kunduz, MSF is running the only specialized surgical center in Northern Afghanistan.

May 20, 2012

In Yemen, MSF teams have treated over 50 people in the last week amidst increased violence in the south of the country.

May 17, 2012

Following weeks of no new cases, MSF is set to close an emergency cholera intervention in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region.

May 16, 2012

Before the opening of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) surgical hospital in Kunduz Province, northern Afghanistan, people in the region suffering from severe injuries had two options. They made the long and dangerous journey to Kabul or Pakistan, or they visited an expensive private clinic. As a result, few patients received the trauma care they needed.

May 15, 2012

A new, ten-year, multi-billion dollar action plan for global vaccination may fail to deliver if it does not directly address the weaknesses in routine immunization programs. 

May 14, 2012

Obituary of Dr. David-Servan Schreiber
By Victoria B. Bjorklund

Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, a psychiatrist, MSF volunteer, and best-selling author who wrote about fighting cancer, died of brain cancer at age 50.

David volunteered with Médecins Sans Frontières in Iraq in 1991, traveling through the mountains with Kurdish refugees fleeing from the wrath of Saddam Hussein. He later wrote how that experience of seeing so many people suffering day after day woke him up to what he could do back at his hospital in Pittsburgh as a young and ambitious doctor.

May 14, 2012

In late March 2012, an MSF team crossed the Turkish border into Syria in an effort to provide medical aid in the Idlib region.