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

 
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
 
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Safe abortion care

A revolution in safe abortion care

Opinion 28 Sep 2021
 
Taiz City, mother and child healthcare at Al Jamhouri hospital
Yemen

Seeking healthcare in Taiz, a city split by a frontline

Project Update 24 Aug 2021
 
16:9 Chacha describing Mallodin village
South Sudan

South Sudan: The long walk for new life

Voices from the Field 2 Aug 2021
 
Self-care: Different People
Women's health

Practicing self-care: empowering women to manage their own health

Project Update 4 Mar 2021
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)