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, please visit our dedicated page.

Women's Health

Quick Facts

 
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
 
Somalia

Addressing health needs of women and children in Baidoa

Project Update 21 Mar 2019
 
Hero Image - International Women's Day 2019
Women's health

Unsafe abortion: a forgotten emergency

Project Update 4 Mar 2019
 
Peshawar Women Hospital
Pakistan

Increasing newborn babies' chances of survival

Project Update 8 Nov 2018
 
Midwife Story
Ethiopia

A name full of hope

Voices from the Field 30 Oct 2018
 
Khost - Neonatal
Afghanistan

“My sister, I will take care of you”

Voices from the Field 3 Oct 2018
 
Khost Comic Images
Afghanistan

Illustrating MSF’s busiest maternity ward

Project Update 3 Oct 2018
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.

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)