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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The "March of Return"
Palestine

“In half of the injured we received… the bone has literally been turned into dust.”

Voices from the Field 10 May 2018
 
Admission of trauma patients following Palestinian March of Return
Palestine

MSF teams in Gaza observe unusually severe and devastating gunshot injuries

Project Update 19 Apr 2018
 
Management of burns in Gaza – awareness and cares
Palestine

MSF increases medical efforts for wounded in Gaza strip

Press Release 5 Apr 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
 
Bria Hospital
Central African Republic

“Our paediatric hospital had to suddenly function as an adult trauma centre”

Voices from the Field 13 Apr 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
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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