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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Tabarre
Haiti

First-class surgery for all in Tabarre hospital

Project Update 13 Aug 2018
 
BMRC - Baghdad medical rehabilitation center
Iraq

Helping victims of war get back on their feet

Project Update 9 Aug 2018
 
Taiz, Yemen
Yemen

“In Taiz, people are still hopeful for a stronger future.”

Interview 23 Jul 2018
 
Gaza Clinic Laurence Geai
Palestine

Gazans’ wounds bear witness to their living conditions

Project Update 26 Feb 2018
 
Liberia pediatric surgery
Liberia

MSF opens paediatric surgery programme

Project Update 31 Jan 2018
 
MSF Supported Primary Healthcare Centre, South of Mosul
Iraq

Crisis update - 29 June 2017

Crisis Update 29 Jun 2017
 
Damage in Al-Bayan hospital
Syria

Changes in medical practice in Syria

Report 13 Mar 2017
 
Yousef from Iraq
Jordan

A new life for war-wounded Iraqis

Project Update 27 Feb 2017
 
DRC: Paediatric care in Manono General Hospital
Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 200 people treated for injuries at Manono hospital, Tanganyika

Voices from the Field 23 Jan 2017
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
Medical Resource

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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