Ahmad Shah Baba
Decades of conflict have ruined Afghanistan’s economy and infrastructure and many people rely on humanitarian aid.

MSF focuses on emergency, paediatric, and maternal healthcare in Afghanistan, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

We work in two hospitals in Kabul and one in Helmand province, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health. We also run a maternity hospital in rural Khost province, and a drug-resistant tuberculosis programme in Kandahar.

In October 2015, US airstrikes destroyed our trauma centre in Kunduz, killing 42 people. The trauma centre has been closed since then, but the need for lifesaving trauma care remains extremely high.

WEBCLIP: Djoen Besselinck, back from Afghanistan (ENG)
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"There’s still very much an ongoing conflict in Afghanistan"

A country still at war

MSF country representative Djoen Besselink gave us an update on the situation in Afghanistan today.

Speaking at the end of 2018, Djoen describes a country still at war, and explains the impact of the long-term conflict on humanitarian needs and healthcare coverage – even in Kabul, a city flooded by a massive influx of people fleeing the active fighting in other areas of the country.

What are we doing in Afghanistan?

 
Families suffering from displacement in Herat, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

The long struggle of displaced families to survive winter in Herat

Project Update 20 Mar 2019
 
Khost - Neonatal
Afghanistan

“My sister, I will take care of you”

Voices from the Field 3 Oct 2018
 
Khost Comic Images
Afghanistan

Illustrating MSF’s busiest maternity ward

Project Update 3 Oct 2018
 
Maternity Hospital in Khost, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Treating mums and babies in Khost, Afghanistan

msf.org 26 Jan 2018
 
User fees - testimonies from CAR
Access to Healthcare

8 ways user fees for health are harmful to people

Project Update 11 Dec 2017
 
Destroyed Ambulances in East Ghouta, Syria
Global health

MSF urges G20 to take action on health issues

Press Release 6 Jul 2017
 
International Women's Day 2017
Website

No woman should die to give birth

msf.org
 
Dr Claire Fotheringham
Afghanistan

Reducing risks for pregnant women

Voices from the Field 6 Mar 2017
 
International Women's Day 2017
International Women's Day

Safe delivery care in Afghanistan

Project Update 1 Mar 2017
 
MSF-supported hospital in northern Syria destroyed in attack
Attacks on medical care

Hospital bombings: Building evidence with images

Project Update 15 Feb 2017
 
Afghanistan

Médecins Sans Frontières condemns brutal killing of ICRC staff

Statement 9 Feb 2017
 
Boost Hospital, Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Many of those who left were in critical need of treatment

Voices from the Field 26 Oct 2016
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