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

Quick Facts

5000 Children of Adele (EN)
video

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.

 
Sexual and reproductive healthcare in Mrima Hospital
Photo Story

Tales from MSF’s ‘Container Village’ in Likoni

16 Aug 2018
Photo Story
 
Taiz, Yemen
Yemen

“In Taiz, people are still hopeful for a stronger future.”

Interview 23 Jul 2018
 
Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Community
Bangladesh

“This feels more like an emergency room than a normal delivery room”

Project Update 23 May 2018
 
Listening spaces in Diffa
Niger

In Diffa, listening spaces have been set up for and by women from the community

msf.lu 4 May 2018
 
Journal article

Malaria in pregnancy: a call for a safe, efficient, and patient-centred approach to first-trimester treatment

24 Apr 2018
Journal article
 
Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Community
Rohingya refugee crisis

Crisis update - March 2018

Crisis Update 15 Mar 2018
 
Maternal and Child Health services in Douentza Hospital .
Photo Story

Medical services in northeastern Mali

13 Mar 2018
Photo Story
 
Salma*
Website

Because I'm a woman

msf.org
 
MSF activities and daily life of the refugees in Tasnimarkhola camp.
International Women's Day

Caring for displaced women

Press Release 6 Mar 2018
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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