MSF first worked in Benin in 1985 and closed its projects in 2005.
MSF worked in Benin in 1985 to provide surgery to people with polio. In 1997 we began treating people with Buruli ulcer, a neglected disease that affects a person’s skin, tissue, and bone. We provided treatment and education to communities on to help with early detection of the disease.
MSF also began providing HIV treatment in 2002, including voluntary testing, counselling, prevention of mother-to-child-transmission and hospital care. We handed over our Buruli ulcer programme to the Ministry of Health in 2004 and the HIV treatment programme in 2005.