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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Jordan

Staff testimonies from the upgraded reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman

Voices from the Field 7 Sep 2015
 
Jordan

MSF officially opens upgraded reconstructive surgery hospital for victims of war in Amman

Press Release 7 Sep 2015
 
Yemen

Crisis update – 6 August 2015

Crisis Update 10 Aug 2015
 
Aden besieged
Yemen

Fact sheet, August 2015

Voices from the Field 7 Aug 2015
 
Gaza one year war anniversary
Palestine

Testimonies from MSF patients in Gaza

Voices from the Field 8 Jul 2015
 
New MSF Hospital in Amman
Jordan

New home for MSF specialised reconstructive surgery project set for completion

Project Update 22 Dec 2014
 
Ukraine Under Bombardment
Ukraine

Testimonies from patients and medical staff in the Donetsk region

Voices from the Field 2 Dec 2014
 
Trauma Surgical Project in Jordan
Jordan

A year of saving Syrian lives

Project Update 24 Nov 2014
 
Gaza, reconstructive surgery program
Palestine

Gaza:“Nothing compares to a war explosion wound”

Voices from the Field 19 Sep 2014
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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