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

The 'useful victims' of Pakistan's flood

Project Update 28 Oct 2010

People returning home after Pakistan floods has impact on feeding programmes

Project Update 25 Oct 2010

As emergency phase ends, Pakistan flood victims show symptoms of excessive stress

Project Update 21 Oct 2010

Letter from the field: One day in my life - A midwife in Balochistan, Pakistan

Voices from the Field 20 Oct 2010

Boosting maternal and child healthcare in Dera Murad Jamali, Pakistan

Project Update 5 Oct 2010

MSF expands Pakistan emergency response into newly flooded areas in the south as concern mounts for waterborne diseases

Project Update 8 Sep 2010

Pakistan's flood affected need safe water and healthcare, not politics

Press Release 26 Aug 2010

Pakistan flood response by MSF increases as needs remain

Project Update 25 Aug 2010

Patience and distributions in Pakistan's flood zones

Project Update 18 Aug 2010