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Médecins Sans Frontières treats first CMV Retinitis patients in Myanmar with oral drug

Reduction in pricing still needed to ensure wider access to treatment.

Gaza Strip: Israel must stop bombing trapped civilians

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, the majority of the dead and...


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Afghanistan: Médecins Sans Frontières opens surgical hospital in Kunduz

Afghanistan / 18.10.11

KABUL/17 October 2011 – As violent conflict continues in northern Afghanistan, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières has opened a 55-bed surgical hospital in Kunduz Province. The hospital, which opened...

Médecins Sans Frontières reluctantly withdraws from Thailand after 35 years

Thailand / 06.10.11

Bangkok/Brussels/Sydney- 5 October, 2011: Persisting needs among undocumented migrants, but Médecins Sans Frontières not permitted to respond.

Treatment ends for Chagas disease patients

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay / 04.10.11

Médecins Sans Frontières stops diagnosing Chagas disease in Paraguay due to treatment shortage. In Bolivia, new projects in endemic areas are suspended.

Yemen: Médecins Sans Frontières suspends its medical activities in Saada governorate

Yemen / 30.09.11

International organisation had to interrupt its work in Al Talh and Razeh hospitals, after local authorities set new conditions for humanitarian activities in the region.

Falsified medicines enter supply chain in Kenya

Kenya / 29.09.11

Médecins Sans Frontières is taking all measures to ensure adequate treatment and medical follow up for patients

Ongoing attacks on civilian population in Southwest Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast / 20.09.11

Abidjan/Amsterdam, 20 September 2011 – Up to sixteen civilians have been killed during an attack on Zriglo, a village in Southwest Ivory Coast just south of the town of Taï, late last week. Up to 50 houses have been burned and...

Access to life-saving generic medicines threatened by US trade pact


Public Health Safeguards Could Erode Under Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

As measles epidemics skyrocket, global response lags


Mobilising Financial and Technical Resources Must be a Political Priority in Fight Against Resurgent Outbreaks

Médecins Sans Frontières: Securing funding for Swaziland’s health services must be a priority despite financial crisis

Swaziland / 08.09.11

Mbabane/Geneva, 7 September 2011. The medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières is deeply concerned about the implications of the current economic crisis in Swaziland on people living with HIV/AIDS. To pre-empt...

Drug company Novartis tries to weaken Indian patent law that protects people

India / 05.09.11

New Delhi 5 September 2011 – Novartis will go before the Indian Supreme Court tomorrow in the latest attempt by the Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company to undermine a key public health safeguard in Indian patent law...

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