Mobile Clinics in Akobo and Kier : providing access to basic healthcare in remote areas

Women's health

An estimated 99 per cent of women who die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications live in developing countries. Most of these deaths are preventable.

Be it in conflict, in a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, or in an HIV programme - women are in need of specific care. Reproductive healthcare is an integral part of the medical care we provide, including in emergencies. In areas where maternal death is high, such as in Afghanistan or the Central African Republic, we've opened specific projects to provide care to women. The five main causes of maternal death are haemorrhage, sepsis, unsafe abortion, complications linked to high blood pressure, and obstructed labour.

For information on safe abortion care, please visit our dedicated page.

Women's Health

Quick Facts

 
MSF-supported Al-Jamhouri Hospital | Neonatal Ward
Yemen

Giving birth in the face of persistent obstacles in Taiz

Project Update 1 Feb 2023
 
Kiribati: Where planetary and public health collide
Kiribati

Planetary and public health collide in Kiribati

Project Update 19 Jan 2023
 
Boost Hospital - Female IDP | Lashkar Gah
Afghanistan

Female Afghan healthcare workers hold fears for future following NGO ban

Voices from the Field 19 Jan 2023
 
New maternity in CAR 16
Central African Republic

The forgotten emergency of maternal healthcare in the Central African crisis

Project Update 10 Jan 2023
 
Excluded women: the severe limitations of access to sexual and reproductive health
Honduras

Addressing the dangerous gap in sexual and reproductive healthcare in Honduras

Interview 2 Sep 2022
 
Mozambique: The challenge of a safe pregnancy and childbirth in Cabo Delgado
Photo Story

Overcoming the challenges of having a safe pregnancy in Cabo Delgado

27 May 2022
Photo Story
 
Maternal services insufficient in Mosul
Iraq

Delivering babies in a city with few maternity services

Project Update 6 Apr 2022
 
POST C SECTION-3
Afghanistan

A hospital of women, for women: Preserving maternity care in Khost

Project Update 16 Dec 2021
 
Women and girls prevented from having a safe abortion
Safe abortion care

Putting patients first for safe abortion care

Interview 18 Nov 2021
5000 Children of Adele (EN)
video

5000 Children of Adele (EN)

The 5000 children of Adele

Adele is a Central African midwife in the country's biggest maternity ward in Bangui.

This is the story of what it's like to help deliver babies under gunshots, but also what it means to be a woman in a country with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

fieldresearch.msf.org

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. Read all our Women's Health-related articles on our dedicated Field Research website.

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Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF)