Ahmad Shah Baba

Afghanistan

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

 
MSF Trauma Centre In Kunduz, Afghanistan
Photo Story

One-year commemoration of the attack on the MSF Kunduz hospital

2 Oct 2016
Photo Story
 
MSF Staff Killed and Hospital Partially Destroyed in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Kunduz hospital attack

It’s all gone. It’s all gone…

Voices from the Field 2 Oct 2016
 
Dr Erlend Grønningen - Boost Hospital, Helmand, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Empty beds are the face of war

Voices from the Field 26 Aug 2016
 
Boost Hospital, Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Patients still struggling to reach Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province

Project Update 26 Aug 2016
 
Boost Hospital, Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Patient numbers falling in Helmand as intensifying conflict restricts access

Project Update 12 Aug 2016
 
Greece: MSF mobile clinics with midwifes and psychlogist in Elliniko camp (Athens)
Greece

Voices from Elliniko

Voices from the Field 25 May 2016
 
Greece: MSF mobile clinics with midwifes and psychlogist in Elliniko camp (Athens)
Greece

Anxiety and depression in Elliniko sports stadium

Project Update 25 May 2016
 
Medical and mental healthcare for people displaced by violence in the Lake Chad area.
Global

A call for action beyond summits - reflections on the World Humanitarian Summit

Report 23 May 2016
 
Idomeni
Mediterranean migration

The mismanagement and poor planning Europe is demonstrating is beyond belief

Project Update 12 May 2016
 
#safepassage action in Lesbos
Mediterranean migration

In 2016 who still counts as human?

Statement 12 May 2016
 
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack
Kunduz hospital attack

Some of MSF’s questions in response to the U.S. military investigation into their attack on the hospital

Open Letter 29 Apr 2016
 
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack
Kunduz hospital attack

Initial reaction to public release of U.S. military investigative report on the attack on MSF trauma hospital

Press Release 29 Apr 2016
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4 December 2018