Guinea-Bissau. New healthcare project for children in Bafata


Guinea-Bissau is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world. In 2016, continuing political instability further weakened its crumbling health system.

In the central region of Bafatá, we work to reduce childhood mortality by managing the regional hospital’s neonatal and paediatric wards, and running a nutrition programme for children under 15 years of age.

Our teams also support several health centres in rural areas and train community health workers to diagnose and treat diarrhoea, malaria and acute respiratory infections.

We also work in the main paediatric hospital in the country, in the capital Bissau, managing the intensive care unit (PICU) around the clock.

Guinea-Bissau. New healthcare project for children in Bafata

Medical knowledge that outlasts MSF project

Voices from the Field 18 Jun 2018
Paediatric care in national hospital in Bissau

Many children would be saved if they arrived at the hospital earlier

Voices from the Field 29 Jul 2016
Meningitis Epidemic in Niger
Epidemics and pandemics

Epidemics: Neglected emergencies?

Report 25 Nov 2015

28,500 children vaccinated against measles

Project Update 31 Jul 2015
Ebola and Marburg

“We must finish the job”

Crisis Update 17 Jul 2015

Over 10,000 affected by cholera in Guinea Bissau

Project Update 23 Oct 2008