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.

 
People fetching water in Palorinya refugee camp, Uganda
Uganda

Over 900,000 South Sudanese refugees are in need of humanitarian aid

Project Update 18 May 2017
 
Diffa, Niger: a region devastated by the Boko Haram crisis
Niger

Diffa - the burden of violence

Project Update 10 May 2017
 
Post Operative Care in South Mosul, Iraq
Iraq

Crisis update Mosul - May 2017

Crisis Update 8 May 2017
 
Diffa: Water and sanitation conditions
Niger

Hepatitis E outbreak linked to water shortages and poor sanitation

Press Release 26 Apr 2017
 
Journal article

Describing the toll of war on health in absentia

3 Apr 2017
Journal article
 
Zummar Maternity / IPD - March 2017
Iraq

Stabilising emergencies in a pocket of safety

Project Update 3 Apr 2017
 
Mosul : Civilians caught in crossfire
Iraq

Thousands of wounded and sick coming from western Mosul

Press Release 22 Mar 2017
 
Clinical trial of a new vaccine against Rotavirus in Maradi / Niger
Photo Story

Innovative vaccine against rotavirus

21 Mar 2017
Photo Story
 
Medical care on the frontline - North Syria
Photo Story

Bringing aid close to the frontline

8 Mar 2017
Photo Story
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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