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.

 
Pakistan: Meeting regular health needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Pakistan

Meeting regular health needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan

Project Update 8 Sep 2020
 
MSF COVID-19 response in Mosul
Iraq

Mosul: MSF works on dual front of COVID-19 and lifesaving medical care

Project Update 5 Aug 2020
 
Palliative care
Malawi

Tackling a silent woman-killer in Malawi

Voices from the Field 9 Jul 2020
 
Ayilo MSF hospital, Adjumani
Women's health

Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic

Project Update 2 Jul 2020
 
Sucre: Malaria treatment at San Vicente clinic
Venezuela

MSF helps fight against malaria in Venezuela’s Sucre state

Project Update 29 Jun 2020
 
Giving birth in DeB
Afghanistan

MSF withdraws from Dasht-e-Barchi following attack on patients and staff

Press Release 15 Jun 2020
 
Giving birth in DeB
Afghanistan

“As midwives in Afghanistan, we are the silent leaders of our country.”

Voices from the Field 10 Jun 2020
 
Revolting attack on pregnant women and babies
Afghanistan

Fifteen mothers confirmed killed in Kabul maternity wing attack

Project Update 3 Jun 2020
 
Revolting attack on pregnant women and babies
Afghanistan

“They came to kill the mothers” in Kabul maternity hospital attack

Voices from the Field 14 May 2020
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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