Medical activities in 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 people.

Our teams treat victims of violence, including sexual violence. We work with the Honduran Ministry of Health on our priority service project, offering emergency medical and psychological care to victims of sexual violence.

In Choloma, we provide family planning, ante- and postnatal consultations and mental healthcare through mobile clinics. In San Pedro Sula, we work to improve access to medical and psychological healthcare for LGBTIQ people and sex workers.

Since September 2021, we have refocused our activities in Tegucigalpa to assist migrants who cross Honduras on their journey to the U.S. We offer general and mental healthcare through two mobile clinics deployed at different points of the country.

Our activities in 2021 in Honduras

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2021.

MSF in Honduras in 2021 In Honduras, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs programmes to assist vulnerable people affected by violence and discrimination and communities with little access to healthcare.

In Choloma, in the northern department of Cortés, MSF offered humanitarian and medical assistance to people still suffering the consequences of the two hurricanes that struck at the end of 2020. Our team at the mother and child clinic continued to provide family planning services, ante- and postnatal consultations and basic obstetric care. In 2021, we opened a new clinic in nearby San Pedro Sula, to improve access to medical and psychological care for sex workers and the LGBTIQ+ community. In December, we launched an emergency intervention to help people affected by the floods in Villanueva.  

In the capital, Tegucigalpa, we run a project providing comprehensive care to victims of sexual violence. We also continue to work with the Ministry of Health and other organisations to approve a national protocol to guarantee access to medical and psychosocial care for victims.   

Between April and November, we supported the local government in Tegucigalpa by running a telemedicine service offering medical and mental health consultations, and transferring seriously ill COVID-19 patients from triage points to hospital. We provided three ambulances, which helped to reduce the waiting time and the risk of deterioration in the patients’ condition.  

MSF also launched a number of responses to assist migrants in 2021. We provided medical and psychological care to people migrating north in a very large caravan in January; hundreds of migrants who had been stopped at the southern border crossing with Nicaragua in April; and deportees from Mexico and the US arriving at the northern border with Guatemala. We also started to run a mobile clinic serving migrants at Comayagüela bus terminal in September.

In 2021
Access to mental healthcare: "I feel guilty" (ENG)

"I feel guilty"

"I'm 13 years old and I'm pregnant"

"The MSF psychologist explained to me that what I suffered was a sexual attack"

The story of 13-year-old Estela*, from Choloma, Honduras, is representative of many of the young patients we care for in our projects in Tegucigalpa and Choloma, in Honduras, and Reynosa, Mexico.

Excluded women: the severe limitations of access to sexual and reproductive health

Addressing the dangerous gap in sexual and reproductive healthcare in Honduras

Interview 2 Sep 2022
Impact of hurricanes Eta and Lota

MSF steps up medical care in response to humanitarian crisis in Honduras

Press Release 16 Dec 2020
MSF Tegucigalpa’s COVID-19 care centre
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Caring for COVID-19 patients in Tegucigalpa

Project Update 13 Jun 2020
Central American Migration

Report: No way out - The humanitarian crisis for Central American migrants and asylum seekers

Report 11 Feb 2020
Dengue outbreak in Honduras

More than 5,000 patients treated during MSF response to dengue fever emergency

Interview 8 Nov 2019
Activities in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Emergency contraceptive pill vital for sexual assault victims

Project Update 19 Jul 2019

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