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6 December, 2011
After 20 years outside the country, Dr. Sohur Mire came back to Somaliland to work with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Somaliland is a nominally autonomous region of northern Somalia. At 68,000 square miles it's about the size of England and Wales, or the state of Oklahoma in the US, with a population of around 3.5 million. Decades of war and food shortages have left the area poor and insecure, although it has escaped the worst of recent violence in Somalia to the...
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29 November, 2011
      Teaser: 1 of 8 videos - MSF celebrates 10 years of providing antiretroviral treatment in Malawi. MSF introduced ARVs in Chiradzulu (CHDZ) in 2001. Today, more than 55% of the patients who started treatment in 2001 in are still actively followed by MSF as well as alive and healthy. By September 2011, MSF is following 30,000 HIV positive patients in CHDZ, 22 000 are receiving ARVs, 12.5% of whom are children. 
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24 November, 2011
    Paul Brockmann worked as the project coordinator for a year in the Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) primary health care program in and around the village of Mweso, in North Kivu Province. People living in this area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have to contend with ongoing insecurity and outbreaks of violence that push them out of their homes. They suffer from preventable diseases like cholera, measles, and malaria, and are often unable to access...
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14 November, 2011
Measles have hit the displaced population in and around Mogadishu especially hard. MSF teams are working to try to contain the disease despite significant challenges.
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14 October, 2011
In the Starved for Attention film “Why Do We Have To Wait For A Crisis?” photojournalist Lynsey Addario documents the food crisis in Somalia and northeastern Kenya. All children have the same nutritional needs to grow and thrive. It shouldn’t take a war or famine to occur before vulnerable children have access to a healthy diet. Somali refugees wait in Liboi, right across the Kenyan border, to be relocated to Dagahaley camp by the IOM, August 20,...
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12 October, 2011
    All children have the same nutritional needs to grow and thrive. It shouldn't take a war or famine to occur before vulnerable children in Somalia and northeastern Kenya to have access to a healthy diet. Sign the petition to rewrite the story of malnutrition.
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10 October, 2011
In Turkana, northwestern Kenya, MSF is now able to distribute supplementary nutrient-rich food, which will prevent children from becoming malnourished. For more information, visit to find the MSF web site in your home country. If you have questions or comments, send an e-mail to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an independent medical humanitarian aid organisation that delivers emergency assistance to people affected by wars,...
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6 October, 2011
To raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the challenges in treating the epidemic in southern Africa, MSF hosted the INTERVALO! sporting event in Maputo, Mozambique on 14 September, midway during the 10th All Africa Games. The event brought together 24 athletes, made up of patients living positively with HIV along with MSF staff involved in HIV care from 5 Southern African countries – Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. INTERVALO! highlighted the determination and commitment...
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5 October, 2011
Without proper treatment, half of the 370,000 children newly infected with HIV last year will die before they reach their second birthday. But very few medicines are designed and adapted specifically for children, and are affordable and practical to use in the places where they live. The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) recently announced a new project to help develop appropriate HIV drugs for children.  Listen to this podcast where Rachel Cohen, DNDi's Regional Executive...
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15 September, 2011
    Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have fled drought-affected areas to come to Mogadishu, Somalia. Here, MSF teams are battling a deadly combination of measles and acute malnutrition among the children living in camps.
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