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.

 
Libya

Providing healthcare to detained refugees and migrants

Project Update 14 Dec 2016
 
Mother & Child Care centre in Majdal Anjar, Bekaa, Lebanon
Lebanon

"I still remember the first child born at our centre - her name was Ghazal"

Voices from the Field 2 Dec 2016
 
East Aleppo
Syria

Crisis update — 28 November 2016

Crisis Update 29 Nov 2016
 
Pregnancy in east Aleppo
Syria

Pregnancy and childbirth in besieged east Aleppo

Voices from the Field 29 Nov 2016
 
Healthcare in Boguila, Central African Republic
Central African Republic

Testimonies from MSF patients and staff

Voices from the Field 16 Nov 2016
 
"Because Tomorrow Needs Her" communications project - Unsafe abortion in Haiti
Women's health

Safe abortion: An integral part of healthcare services for women

Interview 11 Nov 2016
 
Yemen

Record number of babies born on hospital’s one-year anniversary

Project Update 10 Nov 2016
 
Health promotion in the VVF (Fistula) camp of Shamwana
Democratic Republic of Congo

Vesico vaginal fistula camp living with dignity in solidarity

Project Update 31 Aug 2016
 
Untreated Violence
South Africa

All rape survivors should have access to comprehensive medical and psychosocial care

Project Update 19 Aug 2016
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)