Malnutrition Resistance to Breastfeeding Balochistan
Access to healthcare remains a challenge in Pakistan, especially for people in isolated rural communities, urban slums and areas affected by conflict.

Healthcare for women and children is a serious concern in Pakistan. Women in rural areas die from preventable complications during pregnancy and delivery, and neonatal care is unavailable in many areas. According to the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, one in every 11 children dies before the age of five.

We run a 60-bed paediatric hospital in Quetta, with a neonatal unit, an inpatient therapeutic feeding centre for children under five years with severe acute malnutrition, and an isolation ward.

In Kuchlak, 20 kilometres north of Quetta, we manage a mother and child health centre offering outpatient treatment and nutritional support for children under five and 24-hour emergency obstetric care.

Pakistan Behind The Headlines

MSF asked to close medical activities in Kurram Agency, north-west Pakistan

Statement 14 Sep 2017
In 2018

Increase in measles cases in eastern Balochistan

Project Update 31 Jan 2013
Machar Colony clinic, Karachi

MSF opens new clinic in Karachi

Press Release 27 Dec 2012

MSF condemns targeting of health workers

Statement 20 Dec 2012

MSF treats patients with acute watery diarrhoea

Project Update 23 Oct 2012

MSF operates in the heart of the tribal areas

Project Update 20 Jul 2012

A race against time in emergency departments

Project Update 4 Jul 2012

In 2011, MSF provided medical care to 20,440 patients in Hangu

Project Update 5 Jan 2012
Social violence and exclusion

Urban Survivors

Voices from the Field 2 Nov 2011

Providing basic healthcare to families displaced by severe flooding

Project Update 7 Oct 2011