The Americas

 
MSF Chagas project in Aiquile, Bolivia
The Americas

Bolivia

Bolivia is still the country with the highest incidence of Chagas worldwide. It is endemic in 60 per cent of the country and around 4.4 million people are at risk of infection.
 
Humanitarian and medical needs of Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers in Roraima state, Brazil
The Americas

Brazil

Learn about MSF's activities in northern Brazil, where we are working to improve medical care for Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers and the local population.

2,670

individual mental health consultations

490

group mental health sessions

190

people treated after incidents of sexual violence
 
The Americas

Chile

MSF worked in Chile following the earthquake that struck the country in February 2010.
 
Violence in Buenaventura
The Americas

Colombia

As a result of the peace process, there has been in a decrease in the number of clashes between armed groups, but civilians continue to be caught up in violence as criminal organisations fight for control of territory.

9,160

individual mental health consultations

7,880

outpatient consultations

290

people treated after incidents of sexual violence
 
The Americas

Cuba

MSF began work in Cuba in 1993 and left in 1999.
 
The Americas

Ecuador

MSF first worked in Ecuador in 1996 and spent a month providing mental health support and distributing relief items after two earthquakes hit the country in 2016.
 
Guatemala - Sexual violence
The Americas

Guatemala

MSF started working in Guatemala in 1984 and closed its projects in 2012.
 
Hurricane Matthew Devastation in Haiti
The Americas

Haiti

Health needs are immense in Haiti, with a weak health system that was further weakened after the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew at the end of 2016.

7,950

major surgical interventions

1,870

births assisted
 
Sexual and reproductive healthcare in Choloma, Honduras
The Americas

Honduras

Honduras has experienced years of political, economic and social instability, and has one of the highest rates of violence in the world. This has great medical, psychological and social consequences for the population.

11,000

outpatient consultations

4,390

individual mental health consultations

300

people treated after incidents of sexual violence
 
Migrants in Mexico
The Americas

Mexico

Every year, an estimated 400,000 people flee violence and poverty in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala and enter Mexico with the hope of reaching the United States. In Mexico, they are systematically exposed to further episodes of violence.

23,500

outpatient consultations

8,710

individual mental health consultations
 
The Americas

Nicaragua

Discover how we deliver medical humanitarian assistance in Nicaragua, where MSF teams offer psychosocial support to people affected by violence resulting from civil and political unrest.

1,080

individual mental health consultations

76

group mental health sessions
 
Fatal Neglect Chagas Seamus Murphy
The Americas

Paraguay

MSF first worked in Paraguay in 2010 and closed its projects in 2013.