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.

 
Living Conditions in Lesbos, Greece
Greece

EU border policies fuel mental health crisis for asylum seekers

Report 10 Oct 2017
 
Mosul Healthcare
Iraq

Crisis update – September 2017

Crisis Update 21 Sep 2017
 
Pakistan Behind The Headlines
Pakistan

MSF asked to close medical activities in Kurram Agency, north-west Pakistan

Statement 14 Sep 2017
 
Ngala IDP Camp, Nigeria - July 2017
Nigeria

“People are dying of hepatitis E because they don’t have soap or clean water”

Project Update 10 Aug 2017
 
10,000 Syrian babies born in Irbid clinic
Jordan

10,000 babies born as refugees

Project Update 4 Aug 2017
 
Malnutrition in Pakistan
Pakistan

“I suddenly found myself treating my own premature triplets”

Voices from the Field 31 Jul 2017
 
Assisting victims of violence in Reynosa
Mexico

“One in four patients we assist has experienced violence”

Project Update 24 Jul 2017
 
MSF Supported Primary Healthcare Centre, South of Mosul
Iraq

Crisis update - 29 June 2017

Crisis Update 29 Jun 2017
 
Hepatis E outbreak in Diffa
Niger

Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa – 186 pregnant women admitted to hospital

Project Update 19 Jun 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)