30 Results For "fistula"
Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Community

“This feels more like an emergency room than a normal delivery room”

In the makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, many Rohingya women give birth in their tents, limiting their medical options in case something goes wrong. MSF’s new maternity ward in Kutupalong, which will be able to withstand extreme weather, offers private rooms for new mothers and their babies, who face an uncertain future in Bangladesh. Project Update - 23 May 2018
Health promotion in the VVF (Fistula) camp of Shamwana
Democratic Republic of Congo

Vesico vaginal fistula camp living with dignity in solidarity

In July and August 2016, MSF organised a fistula camp in Shamwana, where 40 women received operations to repair their fistulas. Project Update - 31 Aug 2016

MSF treats 60 people wounded in grenade explosions

60 injured people were treated by MSF at its trauma centre after grenades exploded in several Bujumbura neighbourhoods. Project Update - 18 Nov 2015
Nigeria, VVS patients, sept dec 2012.

“Providing a safe childbirth to Nigerian mothers”

Interview with Dr Sivapalan Namasivay, MSF anaesthesiologist, back from Jahun Hospital in the North of Nigeria, where MSF is responsible for maternity care. Voices from the Field - 30 Sep 2015
Spokespeople 2013 - Futur FieldCo, MedCo and HoM

“We treat anyone who is injured, whatever their politics.”

"Wounded patients often fear for their safety in medical facilities, so it is essential to create a place of sanctuary for them, where there is no discrimination," says Bruno Duchenne, MSF Head of Mission in Burundi. "We treat anyone who is injured, whatever their politics." Voices from the Field - 25 Aug 2015

Cholera outbreak among Burundian refugees

A cholera outbreak has struck overcrowded camps where thousands of Burundian refugees are gathering in Tanzania. According to the World Health Organization, 31 people have died of the disease, and more than 3,000 acute diarrhoea cases have been reported among the refugees. In collaboration with local authorities, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is opening rehydration points and cholera treatment centres in Kagunga and Kigoma camps. Press Release - 24 May 2015
Casey O’Connor, Project Coordinator in Lankien
South Sudan

Stranded in the surgical ward

MSF has been trying to adapt to a new reality in South Sudan. It has shifted from addressing the huge medical needs of a people with generally no access to healthcare, to addressing the huge medical needs of people trapped in an armed conflict. Voices from the Field - 1 Apr 2015
International Women's Day
Women's health

“Because Tomorrow Needs Her” Explores Multiple Health Challenges Affecting Women

Global women's health multimedia feature. Press Release - 6 Mar 2015
Haiti - Leogane container hospital
Women's health

International Women's Day: Early pregnancy poses risks for mother and baby

In many countries where MSF works, pregnancy during adolescence is extremely common – and often unsafe. Project Update - 4 Mar 2015

International Women's Day: Delivering comprehensive obstetric care for young mothers in Nigeria

eenage pregnancy is the norm in Jahun, Nigeria, leading to high maternal mortality rates. Project Update - 4 Mar 2015
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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