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

Portrait of a Man from Pakistan

"My work is a real opportunity to help those in need, just like me."

Voices from the Field 28 Jan 2016
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack

Updated death toll – 42 people killed in the US airstrikes on Kunduz hospital

Statement 12 Dec 2015
Kunduz 1 Month After Commemoration - Spain
Kunduz hospital attack

MSF delivers petition calling for investigation into hospital attack

Press Release 9 Dec 2015

Statement by Christopher Stokes, MSF General Director

Statement 25 Nov 2015
In Memoriam: MSF colleagues killed in the Kunduz Trauma Centre attack

In Memoriam: MSF colleagues killed in the Kunduz Trauma Centre attack

Project Update 24 Nov 2015
Kunduz Hospital Aftermath - 14 Oct 2015
Attacks on medical care

Kunduz, Afghanistan, 36°43’4.91’’N, 68°51’43.96’’

Opinion 10 Nov 2015

Press briefing from Kabul on Kunduz attack

Press Release 5 Nov 2015
After Infographic EN
Kunduz hospital attack

MSF releases internal review of the Kunduz hospital attack

Press Release 5 Nov 2015
Kunduz hospital attack

Interactive map of our Trauma Hospital in Kunduz before and after the attack

Project Update 4 Nov 2015
Journal article

Primer: Protection of medical services under International Humanitarian Law

3 Nov 2015
Journal article
MSF staff in Kunduz

MSF staff gather In Kunduz

Project Update 30 Oct 2015
District Headquarter Hospital

Earthquake response – after initial influxes of injured, MSF assessing further needs

Crisis Update 28 Oct 2015
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