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

Médecins Sans Frontières teams treat wounded from Lower Dir blast

Press Release 15 Sep 2011

Despite increased support, limited access prevents the scope of MSF intervention in Kurram Agency, Pakistan

Project Update 8 Jul 2011

MSF treats 58 victims after suicide attack in Hangu, Pakistan

Project Update 28 May 2011

A rich and fascinating experience

Voices from the Field 20 May 2011

MSF opens a 'women's hospital' in Peshawar

Project Update 20 May 2011
MSF intervention after floods in and around Jacobabad, Pakistan,

Pakistan: Six months after the floods

Report 4 Feb 2011

Six months after the floods, too many people are without anything, not even food or a way to earn a living.

Project Update 11 Jan 2011

Relief for some flooded areas of Pakistan but work continues in the south

Project Update 24 Nov 2010

Provision of safe water remains critical as Pakistan flood victims return to their devastated homelands

Project Update 28 Oct 2010