MSF's publications are an expression of our belief in the principle of témoignage, or bearing witness, and the belief that we are accountable to those we work for and with. Sharing news about our activities and reflecting on them, offering critiques when necessary, are therefore crucial aspects of our work.

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Country/Region

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.

April 21, 2016

Concha Fernández is the project coordinator for two of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams currently responding to medical needs in Ecuador following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the northeast of the country on April 16. According to official figures, 570 people are confirmed dead, more than 7,000 are injured, and 155 people remain missing. More than 24,400 people are now living in shelters. Early Wednesday morning, a powerful aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck about 25 kilometers west of Muisne, one of the hardest-hit areas.

April 08, 2016

New York/Lusaka, Zambia—The largest cholera vaccination campaign ever began today in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. International medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in close collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to vaccinate more than half a million people in the next two weeks to curb the outbreak that began in February in the city’s overcrowded township areas.

July 31, 2012

MSF is working with Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health to counter a deadly cholera outbreak in the capital, Freetown.

June 04, 2010

Malawi has been facing its biggest measles epidemic in 13 years. Working with the local health authorities, MSF has launched a vaccination campaign for more than 2.5 million children.

April 09, 2010

MSF is supporting the Zambian Ministry of Health to respond to the worst cholera outbreak in the country in many years.

February 10, 2009

Riekje Elema, Clair Mills, Oliver Yun, Kamalini Lokuge, Charles Ssonko, Nashiola Nyirongo, Velepi Mtonga, Henry Zulu, David Tu, Meggy Verputten, Daniel P. O’Brien
J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care 2009;8(1):60-7.
Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

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January 22, 2009

The cholera outbreak in Zambia that began on October 3, 2008, deteriorated dramatically in the month of January. Some 1,169 cases had been reported by January 21 in the capital, Lusaka.

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.

April 21, 2016

Concha Fernández is the project coordinator for two of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams currently responding to medical needs in Ecuador following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the northeast of the country on April 16. According to official figures, 570 people are confirmed dead, more than 7,000 are injured, and 155 people remain missing. More than 24,400 people are now living in shelters. Early Wednesday morning, a powerful aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck about 25 kilometers west of Muisne, one of the hardest-hit areas.

April 08, 2016

New York/Lusaka, Zambia—The largest cholera vaccination campaign ever began today in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka. International medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in close collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to vaccinate more than half a million people in the next two weeks to curb the outbreak that began in February in the city’s overcrowded township areas.

July 31, 2012

MSF is working with Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health to counter a deadly cholera outbreak in the capital, Freetown.

June 04, 2010

Malawi has been facing its biggest measles epidemic in 13 years. Working with the local health authorities, MSF has launched a vaccination campaign for more than 2.5 million children.

April 09, 2010

MSF is supporting the Zambian Ministry of Health to respond to the worst cholera outbreak in the country in many years.

February 10, 2009

Riekje Elema, Clair Mills, Oliver Yun, Kamalini Lokuge, Charles Ssonko, Nashiola Nyirongo, Velepi Mtonga, Henry Zulu, David Tu, Meggy Verputten, Daniel P. O’Brien
J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care 2009;8(1):60-7.
Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Read more

January 22, 2009

The cholera outbreak in Zambia that began on October 3, 2008, deteriorated dramatically in the month of January. Some 1,169 cases had been reported by January 21 in the capital, Lusaka.