Influx of wounded patients in Sica hospital in Bangui

Surgery & trauma care

Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing surgical care for people in precarious contexts for more than 40 years.

Surgery in a humanitarian situation is often associated with armed conflict. Yet our teams conduct operations for a variety of needs. In 2017, a quarter of the major surgeries we performed were caesarean sections, which is difficult to access in countries with a failing health system or in humanitarian emergencies. The opening of a surgical programme has a number of prerequisites which need medical and logistics resources, such as sterile conditions, qualified personnel, and post-operative capacity.

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Mass-casualty influx northern Syria
Syria

Blast in Syria’s Idlib region causes multiple casualties

Project Update 1 Nov 2019
 
Idlib- Beyond Trauma Injuries - Illustration 01
Syria

Beyond trauma injuries: One of Syria’s neglected health needs

Voices from the Field 17 Sep 2019
 
L’Arche de Kigobe Trauma Center
Burundi

In Bujumbura, accident victims get back on their feet for free

Project Update 12 Sep 2019
 
Treating Gaza’s infections
Antibiotic resistance

Treating resistant infections in Gaza under the blockade

Project Update 2 Sep 2019
 
Medical activities in Hodeidah, Al Salakhana  hospital
Yemen

A day treating wounded in Yemen's Al Salakhana hospital

Project Update 30 May 2019
 
One year after the “bloodbath” of 14 May
Palestine

Gaza, one year after the protests’ bloodiest day

Project Update 14 May 2019
 
Treating Mosul’s wounded
Iraq

A year of post-operative care in Mosul

Project Update 10 Apr 2019
 
Gaza protest
Palestine

Gaza’s numbing routine of injury and death

Voices from the Field 4 Apr 2019
 
Sadr City: MSF’s work in one of Baghdad’s busiest hospitals
Iraq

Triaging patients in one of Baghdad's busiest emergency departments

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2019
Offering healthcare in South Sudan, unity state
South Sudan
The kid had been shot in his abdomen by accident. Shadi Abdelrahman, surgeon

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Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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MSF Field Research

We produce important research based on our field experience. So far, we have published articles in over 100 peer-reviewed journals. These articles have often changed clinical practice and have been used for humanitarian advocacy. All of these articles can be found on our dedicated Field Research website.

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