Medical Activities

 
Mental Healthcare in Mweso
Medical Activities

Mental health

Where we work, we may see people with a mental illness or confronting distressing situations, such as violence, loss or displacement. Mental health support can be crucial to help people cope.
 
Kala Azar: fighting a neglected disease in remote India
Medical Activities

Neglected diseases

Stimulating awareness about the urgent need for new, better treatment and tests for diseases like leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness and Chagas disease is key to our work.
 
Sameer Rawashdeh
Medical Activities

Non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases are not transmitted from one person to another. One could cite the cardiovascular diseases (cardiovascular or cerebrovascular accidents), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma) and diabetes.
 
Don't Excuse Abuse
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Sexual violence

Sexual violence affects millions of people, brutally shattering the lives of women, men and children. It is a medical emergency, but there is often a dire lack of healthcare services for victims.
 
Fatal Neglect Sleeping Sickness
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Sleeping Sickness

Sleeping sickness is a parasitic infection which can kill. There are 60 million people at risk.
 
Snakebites in Paoua
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Snakebite

Snakebite is a hidden health crisis. Every year, an estimated 2.7 million people are bitten by venomous snakes, resulting in death for more than 100,000 people and life-long disfigurement and disability for 400,000 more.​
 
Influx of wounded patients in Sica hospital in Bangui
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Surgery & trauma care

Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing surgical care for people in precarious contexts for decades.
 
Osh project, fighting TB
Medical Activities

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s biggest global health crises. Killing 1.7 million people in 2016, TB is the world’s deadliest infectious disease (WHO).
 
Mobile Clinics in Akobo and Kier : providing access to basic healthcare in remote areas
Medical Activities

Women's health

An estimated 99 per cent of women who die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications live in developing countries. Most of these deaths are preventable.
 
Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa
Medical Activities

Yellow fever

Yellow fever can be prevented with a vaccine - yet it's a disease that claims the lives of an estimated 30,000 - 60,000 people each year.
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Independent medical humanitarian assistance

We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of independence and impartiality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

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