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
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Zimbabwe mental health project

8 Feb 2018
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Libya: detention centres in Tripoli
Libya

MSF continues to provide medical care to migrants and refugees detained in Tripoli

Project Update 19 May 2017
 
"RETURN TO ABUSER" - Family and Sexual Violence Papua New Guinea
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Cycles of abuse and gender based violence revealed in Papua New Guinea

1 Mar 2016
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Journal article

Humanitarian work in prisons: the experience of Médecins Sans Frontières

22 Apr 2014
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Palestine

In Gaza, 'the wounded are stuck at home'

In the Media 21 Nov 2012
 
Gaza, reconstructive surgery program, all uses.
Palestine

New offensive exacerbating fragile humanitarian and public health situation

Project Update 19 Nov 2012
 
Myanmar

MSF prevented from reaching most communities affected by violence in Rakhine State

Press Release 5 Nov 2012