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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July 31, 2012

MSF is combatting a malaria outbreak in the remote Ganga-Dingila health region.

July 31, 2012

After fighting involving heavy weaponry flared in late July in DRC's North Kivu province, MSF treated 66 wounded people in Rutshuru, 62 of them women or children.

July 27, 2012

A mother brings her young daughter to the only free burn care unit in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which is run by MSF. Many people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are still living in tent settlements. Others have rudimentary housing with no facilities or services. It presents the perfects conditions for fires and domestic burn accidents - the victims of which are most often children. This is one of three videos in an MSF Insight video package on the lasting effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

July 27, 2012

Mirlanda's strength and family support have made her a survivor; MSF medical care has been crucial to her pulling through. When she was 10, Mirlanda lost one of her legs due to the 2010 earthquake. She spent a year and a half in surgeries, recovery, and physiotherapy at MSF’s temporary tent hospital. Today she is a bright and upbeat young girl who looks ahead to the future, but she and her family must live with the effects of the past. This is one of three videos in an MSF Insight video package on the lasting effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

July 27, 2012

Musical “animators” at MSF’s Drouillard Hospital in Port-au-Prince can play a key role in getting traumatized patients to open up and talk to counselors. MSF psychologists say that patients are often suffering from “accumulated trauma” - the trauma that brings them into the hospital is only the latest in a series of losses and injuries stemming from the earthquake, the ongoing cholera epidemic, and the violence that has long haunted the country. This makes mental health care extremely important; MSF offers group therapy and one-on-one counseling at Drouillard Hospital. This is one of three videos in an MSF Insight video package on the lasting effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

July 26, 2012

In the last month MSF teams have treated high numbers of sub-Saharan African migrants who fell victim to violence in Morocco's Oriental region.

July 26, 2012

An update about the ongoing refugee crisis in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, from MSF Emergency Coordinator John Tzanos.

July 25, 2012

Refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria are arriving in Jordan every day, ending up in one of the refugee camps set up at the border crossing in the Jordanian town of Ramtha.

July 25, 2012

MSF's emergency project in Kinkondja treated almost 40,000 men, women, and children for malaria, but further measures are still needed.

July 24, 2012

A first-of-its-kind study released today at the International AIDS Conference by MSF maps progress across 23 countries on HIV treatment strategies, tools, and policies needed to increase treatment scale-up. 

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