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.

 
Maternity Hospital in Khost, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Treating mums and babies in Khost, Afghanistan

msf.org 26 Jan 2018
 
South Sudan

“I left my namesake in Old Fangak”

msf.org 23 Jan 2018
 
Providing care to displaced communities, Tikrit district, Iraq.
Iraq

Crisis update – December 2017

Crisis Update 18 Jan 2018
 
Mohammad, nine days old, with his mother Seva
Iraq

Giving Syrian refugees a safe place to give birth

Voices from the Field 18 Jan 2018
 
Humanitarian assistance in East Daraa, Syria
Syria

MSF reports show more assistance is needed to meet healthcare needs

Report 20 Dec 2017
 
MSF Medical Action - Rohingya Crisis
Rohingya refugee crisis

“This is still a population teetering on the edge.”

Voices from the Field 6 Dec 2017
 
Samos RIC 3
Greece

Activity update – December 2017

Voices from the Field 5 Dec 2017
 
Al Khansaa hospital in East Mosul
Iraq

From chaos to the provision of care

Voices from the Field 23 Nov 2017
 
Sexual and reproductive healthcare in Choloma, Honduras
Honduras

“We have gone from seven deliveries each month to more than 30”

Project Update 10 Oct 2017
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)