MSF Measles Vaccination in DRC

Medical Activities

Learn about how, why, and where MSF teams respond to different diseases around the world, and the challenges we face in providing treatment.

 
Largest measles outbreak: MSF intervenes in Kongo Central
Medical Activities

Measles

In 2020, our teams vaccinated over 1 million people against measles in response to outbreaks. But the highly contagious viral disease remains one of the leading killers of young children.
 
Nigeria: Fighting the worst meningitis C epidemic in nine years
Medical Activities

Meningitis

Meningococcal meningitis is a highly contagious bacterial form of meningitis – a serious inflammation of the meninges – the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
 
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

MSF teams treat a number of neglected diseases, including noma, Chagas, cutaneous leishmaniasis, in projects across the world.
 
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.
 
Drugs used for Termination of Pregnancy
Medical Activities

Safe abortion care

MSF is committed to providing safe abortion care to reduce avoidable suffering and deaths. Every minute, a woman or girl has an unsafe abortion. .
 
Don't Excuse Abuse
Medical Activities

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
Medical Activities

Sleeping sickness

Sleeping sickness, or human African trypanosomiasis, is a neglected tropical disease. It is a potentially fatal parasitic infection which attacks the body’s central nervous system, causing severe neurological conditions.
 
Snakebites in Paoua
Medical Activities

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
Medical Activities

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 1.4 million people in 2019, TB is the world’s deadliest infectious disease (WHO).
 
CAR - Slideshow: Multi-antigenes Vaccination campaign - 04
Medical Activities

Vaccination

MSF teams vaccinate millions of people every year, either as part of routine vaccination, or in response to an outbreak of disease.
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
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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