Malawi Prisons - Chichiri and Maula

Social violence and exclusion

Many people are unable to access healthcare simply because of who they are. They may be afraid to seek help, or are excluded because they are forced to live outside of mainstream societal bounds.

People who are excluded include undocumented migrants, street children, sex workers, prisoners, drug addicts or the mentally ill. Sometimes, entire communities are systematically neglected by relevant authorities. These might be people who live in slums, or communities hit by criminal violence and gang warfare. Our teams provide medical, psychological and social support to people cut off from health services. Our work also involves drawing attention to the obstacles patients face in accessing healthcare.
 

 
Harare Central Hospital Psychiatric Unit
Photo Story

Zimbabwe mental health project

8 Feb 2018
Photo Story
 
MSF staff providing treatment
Niger

MSF teams forced to leave Maïné Soroa after two years

Interview 9 Aug 2019
 
Health at risk in Haiti as crisis and violence worsen
Haiti

People’s healthcare in danger amidst worsening anger and despair

Project Update 5 Jul 2019
 
PERALTA INTERVENTION
El Salvador

La Peralta: a community organised by health

Project Update 27 Jun 2019
 
WOMEN FROM GUERRERO
Mexico

Life amidst the violence: the strong women of Guerrero

Voices from the Field 27 Jun 2019
 
MSF PRESENCE IN RED ZONES OF SAN SALVADOR ALLOWS HEALTH OFFICIALS TO RESTART ACTIVITIES
El Salvador

Behind the wheel – driving ambulances in El Salvador’s red zones

Voices from the Field 7 Jun 2019
 
One-shot intervention in Menka, North-West Region of Cameroon
Cameroon

Five things to know about the violence in North-West and South-West Cameroon

Project Update 23 May 2019