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

MSF teams treat wounded from Lower Dir explosion in Pakistan

Project Update 3 Feb 2010

2,100 children among displaced families in Munda, Pakistan vaccinated against measles

Project Update 27 Jan 2010
Project Update

'Top Ten' humanitarian crises: Aid blocked and diseases neglected

Press Release 21 Dec 2009

Where childbirth is a deadly part of life

Project Update 10 Dec 2009

MSF requests permission for international medical teams to set up assistance in Dera Ismael Khan

Project Update 12 Oct 2009

For those caught in the fighting in Pakistan, it is 'too dangerous to stay, even more dangerous to go'

Voices from the Field 10 Sep 2009

The strain on the host families is tremendous: Internal displacement from the Swat valley

Project Update 28 Aug 2009

MSF reinforces its presence in Mardan and Lower Dir

Project Update 26 Aug 2009

Health services struggle to meet the needs of the displaced in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province

Project Update 30 Jun 2009