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.

Key activities

Khost - Neonatal

“My sister, I will take care of you”

Voices from the Field 3 Oct 2018
Khost Comic Images

Illustrating MSF’s busiest maternity ward

Project Update 3 Oct 2018
Maternity Hospital in Khost, 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

No woman should die to give birth

Dr Claire Fotheringham

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

Médecins Sans Frontières condemns brutal killing of ICRC staff

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

Many of those who left were in critical need of treatment

Voices from the Field 26 Oct 2016
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack
Kunduz hospital attack

Battlefields without doctors, in wars without limits

Crisis Update 3 Oct 2016
Up Next
4 December 2018