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21 Sep 2017 description

Kutupalong, Bangladesh – A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a huge public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingya more than 422,000 people have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State in Myanmar within a three week period. The most recent influx of Rohingya refugees has added to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years.

18 Sep 2017 description

Amsterdam - International humanitarian organizations must immediately be granted independent and unfettered access, including for international staff, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in Rakhine State, Myanmar, says the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

13 Sep 2017 description

Karline Kleijer is the emergency operations manager for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):

05 Jul 2017 description

New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease

20 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

19 Sep 2016 description

On 19 September, leaders from all over the world will meet to adopt the New York Declaration, coming together to work on a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants”.

14 Sep 2016 description

Access Campaign: As UN General Assembly starts, MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs

New MSF report exposes pharma industry failings and highlights new ways of researching and developing medicines that address public health needs

17 Aug 2015 description

Two weeks after severe flooding affected an estimated one million people across Myanmar, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is expanding its support to the government’s response in both Rakhine State and Sagaing Region.

04 Aug 2015 description

After days of severe rains across swathes of Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Komen, international medical humanitarian organisation Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working with local government authorities to provide medical and non-medical aid to thousands of people affected by flooding.

24 Mar 2015 description

Decentralization key for scaling up MDR-TB treatment in Myanmar

20 Jan 2015 description

Tens of thousands of people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are able to access basic healthcare and emergency referral from medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the first time in over nine months. Following instructions to MSF to stop last February, these primary health clinics restarted on 17th December 2014.

28 Nov 2014 description

As World AIDS Day approaches on December 1, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders calls for increasing efforts to support the Ministry of Health’s National AIDS Program (NAP) to meet the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) HIV/AIDS global targets, together with improving the quality of care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

03 Nov 2014 description

A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries

25 Jul 2014 description

London, 25 July 2014 - Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomes the announcement by the Union Government of Myanmar and the Rakhine State Government that MSF will be allowed to resume operations in Rakhine State, after it was forced to halt medical activities in February.

“MSF is cautiously optimistic about this development,” said Marcel Langenbach, Director of Operations, MSF. “Given that for many people in Rakhine access to medical services remains a major challenge, we hope that MSF can restart treating patients as soon as possible.”

24 Jul 2014 description

Reduction in pricing still needed to ensure wider access to treatment

23 July 2014

Aye Pyae Sone/MSF

ART drugs at MSF's clinic in Myitkyina, Kachin state, Myanmar. MSF treats more than 30,000 HIV/AIDS patients across the country.

24 Mar 2014 description

JAKARTA, MARCH 24: Since Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Holland was ordered to suspend all activities in Rakhine State on February 26, the organisation has been engaged in high-level discussions with the Union Government of Myanmar on the need to maintain essential medical services for the many hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in the state currently facing a humanitarian medical crisis.

01 Mar 2014 description

YANGON, 1 MAR 2014 - On February 27, Médecins Sans Frontières (Holland) received a written order from the Union Government of Myanmar to cease all operations in the country, which led to a full closure of all MSF Holland clinics on February 28. This act left patients and medicals staff confused and desperately concerned across the whole country.