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Women's health

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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

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Umdawanban hospital OCG
Conflict in Sudan

Addressing myriad medical needs amidst conflict in Sudan

Voices from the Field 15 Feb 2024
 
MSF speed boat delivers hepatitis E vaccines
South Sudan

MSF launches mass vaccination campaign amid deadly hepatitis E outbreak in South Sudan

Press Release 30 Jan 2024
 
The Emirati hospital, Rafah, Gaza: Displaced, pregnant, and living in a tent.
Gaza-Israel war

Displaced pregnant women at high risk amid dire conditions in Rafah

Project Update 29 Jan 2024
 
8- New natal ward-4
Afghanistan

Critical gaps in paediatric and neonatal care in Afghanistan’s northern provinces

Project Update 18 Dec 2023
 
Maternal and neonatal health in Couffo
Benin

Limiting maternal and child loss in communities in Benin

Project Update 21 Nov 2023
 
MSF activities at the Sinuni General Hospital
Iraq

MSF hands over medical activities at Sinuni General Hospital in Sinjar

Project Update 2 Nov 2023
 
Magburaka - Enhancing access to maternal health care in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

Helping pregnant women access timely and quality maternity services

Project Update 20 Sep 2023
 
Abortion: women more at risk of death in fragile and conflict-affected settings
Women's health

Abortion: Women more at risk of death in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Project Update 5 Sep 2023
 
Ultrasound scan
Malaysia

Lack of maternal healthcare puts refugee women at risk in Malaysia

Project Update 19 Apr 2023
5000 Children of Adele (EN)
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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)