Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in Chad for over 30 years. The organisation runs regular programmes in Abéché, Am Timan, Massakory, Moissala and Tissi.

Activities  2014 International Activity Report

Access to basic healthcare is limited in Chad, where malnutrition, malaria and outbreaks of disease are common. An influx of refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) in 2014 increased the need for medical aid.

Although improvements are being made to the health system, there are still critical gaps, which MSF continues to address. These include implementing preventive measures and providing free medical care to children suffering from acute malnutrition and malaria, responding to disease outbreaks – including a major measles outbreak – with treatment and vaccinations, and meeting the acute healthcare needs of people displaced by conflict. Chad is home to the third largest number of refugees in Africa, and with ongoing violence in neighbouring Nigeria, CAR and Sudan, the refugee population is likely to increase.

Read more about MSF's activities in Chad in 2014.

Year MSF first worked in the country: 1981.

2014 Key figures
Outpatient consultations 257,200
Measles vaccinations (outbreak) 158,200
Patients treated for malaria 156,700
Patients treated in feeding centres 15,500
No. staff in 2014 1,032
2014 Expenditure €19.5 million

Figures from 2014 International Activity Report
and 2014 International Financial Report