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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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GAZA: Al Nasser Hospital. Pedriatric and Maternity
Gaza-Israel war

Living conditions threaten the lives of pregnant women and newborns in Gaza

Project Update 18 Jul 2024
Assisting Survivors of Sexual Violence in Kanyaruchinya
Women's health

Women on the frontline: Defying the consequences of conflict to care for each other

Project Update 8 Mar 2024
Women's health in Jahun, Jigawa State - Nigeria

An arduous journey for pregnant women to access healthcare in northwest Nigeria

Project Update 7 Mar 2024
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

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

Project Update 18 Dec 2023
Maternal and neonatal health in Couffo

Limiting maternal and child loss in communities in Benin

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

MSF hands over medical activities at Sinuni General Hospital in Sinjar

Project Update 2 Nov 2023
5000 Children of Adele (EN)

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.

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)