Africa

 
Fleeing from Kasai
Africa

Angola

MSF left Angola at the end of 2018 but continues to monitor the situation, ready to respond in case of new emergencies.
 
Africa

Benin

MSF first worked in Benin in 1997 and closed its projects in 2005.
 
Kongoussi - Burkina Faso
Africa

Burkina Faso

Having first worked there in 1995, MSF closed its projects in Burkina Faso in 2015. We returned in October 2017 to support the Ministry of Health during a dengue epidemic.

589,400

outpatient consultations

226,700

malaria cases treated

149,900

vaccinations against measles in response to an outbreak

44,200

antenatal consultations
 
Indoor residual spraying in Burundi - 2020
Africa

Burundi

In 2021, MSF continues to provide high-quality care, free of charge, to victims of trauma in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.

14,800

emergency room admissions

1,530

malaria cases treated
 
Mora, Far-North Cameroon
Africa

Cameroon

Since 2011, violent attacks by armed opposition groups and the counterinsurgency operations of the Nigerian army have forced hundreds of thousands of people from northeast Nigeria to seek refuge in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

137,200

malaria cases treated

39,200

people vaccinated against cholera in response to an outbreak

6,930

surgical interventions

3,150

people treated for intentional physical violence
 
Africa

Cape Verde

MSF worked in Cape Verde following a dengue fever outbreak in 2009.
 
MSF support to the populations of Bangassou and Ndu
Africa

Central African Republic

Learn about our medical humanitarian work in the Central African Republic, where years of intense violence have resulted in thousands being killed or wounded and millions being displaced, severely restricting access to medical care, food, water and shelter.

766,900

outpatient consultations

534,500

malaria cases treated

129,300

vaccinations against measles in response to an outbreak

77,900

patients admitted to hospital

19,500

birth assisted

8,710

surgical interventions

5,820

people on first-line ARV treatment

3,470

people treated for sexual violence
 
Chad Measles Epidemic in the Shadow of COVID-19
Africa

Chad

Since 2015, thousands of people in the Lake Chad region have been forced to flee their homes as a result of violent clashes between armed groups and Chadian military forces.

165,700

outpatient consultations

91,800

malaria cases treated

60,700

vaccinations against measles in response to an outbreak

20,200

children treated for severe acute malnutrition in outpatient feeding programmes
 
Katiola program: Saving mothers and children’s life in Cote d’Ivoire
Africa

Côte d'Ivoire

The political and military crises of 2002-2010 have taken a severe toll on the Ivorian health system: it is one of the weakest in Africa, with only one medical doctor and five midwives per 10,000 inhabitants.

200

individual mental health consultations
 
Ebola intervention in Equateur province
Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo

In DRC, MSF runs some of its largest medical relief operations, working in 17 of 26 provinces, responding to diseases outbreaks, conflict and displacement, and tackling health problems such as HIV/AIDs.

1,694,100

outpatient consultations

680,700

malaria cases treated

567,800

vaccinations against measles in response to an outbreak

136,800

inpatient consultations

11,900

surgical interventions

9,740

people treated for sexual violence

4,410

people treated for intentional physical violence

4,140

people treated for cholera

140

people with advanced HIV under direct MSF care
 
Africa

Djibouti

MSF began work in Djibouti in 2008 and closed our projects in 2012. We currently maintain an operational support base for our Yemen projects in Djibouti city.
 
Africa

Eritrea

MSF opened its first mission in Eritrea in April 2000, in response to the growing risk of hunger and renewed conflict between Eritrea and its southern neighbor and former ally, Ethiopia.
 
Health promotion, community outreach
Africa

Eswatini

Eswatini has one of the world’s highest rates of HIV, with nearly one in three adults living with the disease. However, around 80 per cent of people with TB in Eswatini are HIV positive.
 
Ethiopia: People in rural Tigray hit by impact of crisis and humanitarian neglect
Africa

Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, we fill gaps in healthcare and respond to emergencies such as cholera and measles outbreaks. We also assist refugees, asylum seekers and people internally displaced by violence.

79,600

outpatient consultations

6,360

people admitted to hospital

5,210

individual mental health consultations

4,010

births assisted

38

children treated in inpatient feeding programmes
 
Centre de Traitement des Épidémies de Nongo, à Conakry
Africa

Guinea

In Guinea, MSF teams provide support to people living with HIV and the health needs of children at a community level.

40,500

malaria cases treated

12,500

people on first-line ARV treatment in MSF-supported programmes

790

people treated for measles

350

patients admitted for COVID-19
 
Guinea-Bissau. MSF emergency paediatric project in the national hospital in Bissau
Africa

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Years of political instability and economic stagnation have had a serious impact on its crumbling health system.

3,780

emergency room admissions

850

patients admitted to hospital

120

malaria cases treated
 
Habiba showing her portable cooler box
Africa

Kenya

We offer care to refugees and slum dwellers in Kenya and respond to public health challenges such as HIV and access to hospital services.

17,800

patients admitted to hospital

9,120

births assisted

3,750

people treated for sexual violence

2,280

people on second-line ARV treatment in MSF-supported facilities
 
Women at MSF supported health center of Ha Seng, Lesotho.(MSB2386 )
Africa

Lesotho

After nearly a decade in Lesotho, MSF handed its projects to the government in 2015.
 
Covid-19 Response in Liberia
Africa

Liberia

Although health services are being progressively restored in Liberia, important gaps persist, notably in specialised paediatric care and mental health.

4,250

children admitted to the hospital

2,370

people received care for mental health disorders or epilepsy
 
Malnutrition emergency: mobile clinic in Ranobe
Africa

Madagascar

In October and November 2017, we supported Madagascar’s Ministry of Health staff in tackling an outbreak of plague.

1987

YEAR MSF FIRST WORKED IN THE COUNTRY
 
Palliative care
Africa

Malawi

Learn about our medical projects in Malawi, where an estimated 980,000 people are living with HIV. We are supporting efforts to combat the virus, while also responding to emergencies such as the devastating floods that hit the country in March 2019.

4,010

people on second- or further-line ARV treatment in MSF-supported programmes

310

people started on treatment for TB
 
palliative care & oncology service in Bamako
Africa

Mali

As violence spirals in Mali, millions are in need of humanitarian assistance.

510,900

outpatient consultations

459,300

routine vaccinations

193,100

malaria cases treated

1,700

children admitted to outpatient feeding programmes for severe acute malnutrition
 
Refugees at Mbera camp in Mauritania’s desert
Africa

Mauritania

We provide medical care to Malian refugees and host communities in Mauritania, and in the last three months of 2016 saw the biggest influx of refugees since 2013.
 
Cabo Delgado: 25 De Junho IDP camp
Africa

Mozambique

Learn about our medical projects in Mozambique, where we provide specialised care to help curb the country's HIV epidemic while also assisting people in conflict-ridden Cabo Delgado.

22,400

people on first line ARV treatment in MSF-supported programmes

1,660

people treated for cholera

140

people started on opioid substitution therapy

110

people treated for MDR-TB