Landmark ‘TRIPS Waiver’ must be agreed now: no time to lose
With the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) formally resuming this week at the WTO, MSF calls on the EU, the UK and Switzerland to swiftly adopt the landmark Waiver, which would lift intellectual-property monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools, and is currently supported by more than 100 low- and middle-income countries.
A step forward towards increased COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity
MSF responds to the WHO's announcement that six countries - Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia - will receive technology from the COVID-19 mRNA technology transfer centre. It is encouraging to see that this centre is getting closer to developing and validating the world's first open access mRNA vaccine production platform.
Sudan: “Unacceptable” detention of MSF medical team in Khartoum
Nine Médecins sans frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff members were detained by the Sudanese authorities in the capital Khartoum on the evening of 24 January, before being released the following morning.
‘Unjustifiable’ Saudi-led coalition air strike on prison kills and injures hundr
An air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Sa'ada City Remand Prison in the early hours of January 21 has killed at least 82 people and injured 266, according to the Ministry of Health, with the death toll likely to increase as researchers still comb the rubble.
COVID-19: New Year brings renewed MSF appeal for vaccine equity
With World Health Organisation's (WHO) forecasts indicating more than 50 per cent of Europeans are likely to become infected with the Omicron variant in the next six to eight weeks, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges the European Union (EU) and governments around the world to take all necessary measures to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 medical tools including medicines, tests and vaccines in order to reduce global mortality and the likelihood of further variants developing.
MSF team leaves Belarus border region after the blockade of aid organisations
Three months after sending an emergency response team to assist migrants and refugees crossing from Belarus to Poland, international medical organisation MSF has withdrawn this project after being repeatedly blocked by Polish authorities from accessing the forested border region, where groups of people are surviving in sub-zero temperatures, in desperate need of medical and humanitarian assistance.
Haiti: MSF responds to gasoline truck explosion in Cap-Haitien
Mass casualty influx in an MSF co-managed hospital following an airstrike
On Saturday 11 December 2021, 15 casualties were rushed to a hospital co-managed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) following an airstrike in Idlib governorate, northwest Syria.
Urgent solutions needed for refugees as camps close
With the deadline to close Kenya’s refugee camps just over six months away, urgency is mounting to find sustainable solutions for the refugees in the camps at Dadaab, who risk being deprived of the little assistance they currently receive, warns MSF.
South Sudan severe flooding crisis: nearly 800,000 people struggling
other NGOs, the United Nations, the Ministry of Health and the government of South Sudan, with increased food and nutrition assistance, water and sanitation services, shelter and health services to improve the dangerous living conditions facing 152,000 displaced people in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State.