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

 
Afghanistan

MSF cares for dozens of wounded following heavy fighting in central and northerm Helmand province

Project Update 18 Jul 2014
 
Journal article

Saving life and limb: limb salvage using external fixation, a multi-centre review of orthopaedic surgical activities in Médecins Sans Frontières

25 Jun 2014
Journal article
 
Kunduz Trauma Centre - Aug 2013
Afghanistan

MSF treats 17 wounded after Kunduz bomb blast

Project Update 26 Mar 2014
 
Afghanistan

Between rhetoric and reality: The ongoing struggle to access healthcare in Afghanistan

Report 25 Feb 2014
 
Afghanistan

The ongoing struggle to access healthcare in Afghanistan

Press Release 25 Feb 2014
 
MSF PROJECTS AFGHANISTAN - Kabul
Afghanistan

Preventative mobile clinics in Kabul

Project Update 30 Aug 2013
 
Photo Story
3 Jun 2013
Photo Story
 
Afghanistan

MSF strongly condemns violence against humanitarian workers and facilities

Statement 30 May 2013
 
Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, December 2011
Afghanistan

MSF treats victims of Kunduz bomb blast

Press Release 28 Jan 2013
 
MSF maternity hospital in eastern Khost province, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

MSF reopens Khost maternity hospital

Project Update 2 Jan 2013
 
Hospital in Khost province, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

MSF to resume medical activities in Khost

Press Release 17 Oct 2012
 
Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, December 2011
Afghanistan

MSF treats victims of bomb blast in Kunduz

Press Release 10 Sep 2012
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