9-10 | Access CampaignWith the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations taking place in Brunei in August, MSF warned that the negotiators were moving towards finalizing a deal that in fact would restrict access to affordable medicines and constrain governments’ ability to protect the health of their citizens.
8-29 | Over the last two days, the US Administration and other governmental authorities have referred to reports from several agencies, including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while stating that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was “undeniable” and to designate the perpetrators.
8-24 | Three hospitals in Syria's Damascus governorate that are supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have reported to MSF that they received approximately 3,600 patients displaying neurotoxic symptoms in less than three hours on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
8-21 | Country’s first international symposium to tackle DR-TB crisis begins 22 August An urgent health threat in Myanmar is drawing together leading experts to explore new ways to tackle the drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) crisis. Forms of TB that cannot be treated with standard drugs are presenting at an alarming rate in the country, with an estimated 8,900 people newly infected every year. Yet only a fraction of people with the disease, 800 by the end of 2012, receive treatment. Untreated, the airborne and infectious disease is fatal.
8-5 | Between January and May 2013, tens of thousands of Darfuri refugees and Chadian returnees have fled violent clashes in Darfur and sought refuge into Tissi area, southeast of Chad.