We treat victims of violence, including sexual violence. We work with the Honduran Ministry of Health on our servicio prioritario, or priority service, project which offers emergency medical and psychological care to victims of violence; we advocate for access to comprehensive care for victims of sexual violence, in a country where emergency contraception is banned.
In Choloma, we assist births, and offer family planning and ante- and postnatal consultations; health promotion teams raise awareness of these services to adolescents in the area.
In 2020, MSF teams responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing medical care in an adapted centre for severe patients in Tegucigalpa, the capital. We also provided mental health and health promotion activities; all activities had come to an end by mid-October.
"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.