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 CAR, 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.

Women's Health

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What Makes the Global Gag Rule so Dangerous? ENG
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What Makes the Global Gag Rule so Dangerous? ENG

Why is the Global Gag Rule dangerous?

When United States President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy as one of his first acts in office, advocates for women’s health were alarmed. The policy, better known as the Global Gag Rule, cuts off US funds for programmes overseas that are involved in abortion-related activities, including counselling and informing women about their reproductive choices. This restriction is literally a “gag” on health care providers worldwide, even in countries where abortion has been decriminalised.

 
IRAQ - maternal health activities in Mosul - August 2019
Iraq

Mosul's expectant mothers just can't wait

Project Update 11 Sep 2019
 
Activities in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Honduras

Emergency contraceptive pill vital for sexual assault victims

Project Update 19 Jul 2019
 
Kenema Hospital first construction phase.
Sierra Leone

New hospital to counter high maternal and child mortality rates

Project Update 14 Jun 2019
 
Sexual reproductive health services in Bourj Al Barajneh Camp, South Beirut
Lebanon

Empowered midwives, satisfied mothers – midwife-led care in Lebanon

Voices from the Field 3 May 2019
 
Timergara District Headquarter Hospital
Pakistan

Drugs meant to help give life come with serious health risks

Project Update 24 Apr 2019
 
MSF Mother and Child Hospital - Taiz
Yemen

Complicated delivery: The Yemeni mothers and children dying without medical care

Report 24 Apr 2019
 
TESTIMONY (INT): Eftekar, Patient at Taiz Houban hospital - Mother and Child in Yemen
Yemen

Mothers and children left to die in Yemen without access to medical care

Press Release 24 Apr 2019
 
ASB Kabul
Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah Baba project is handed over to the Ministry of Public Health

Project Update 31 Mar 2019
 
Addressing health needs of women and children in Baidoa
Somalia

Addressing health needs of women and children in Baidoa

Project Update 21 Mar 2019
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)