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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 care, please visit our dedicated page.

Women's Health

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Magburaka - Enhancing access to maternal health care in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

Helping pregnant women access timely and quality maternity services

Project Update 20 Sep 2023
Abortion: women more at risk of death in fragile and conflict-affected settings
Women's health

Abortion: Women more at risk of death in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Project Update 5 Sep 2023
Ultrasound scan

Lack of maternal healthcare puts refugee women at risk in Malaysia

Project Update 19 Apr 2023
Marvellous Nzenza with her mother Jacqueline and MSF social worker Relative Chitungo
International Women's Day

Overcoming taboos to ensure women's sexual health

Project Update 2 Mar 2023
A day at Blantyre cervical cancer referral hospital

Three things to know about cervical cancer in Malawi

Interview 3 Feb 2023
MSF-supported Al-Jamhouri Hospital | Neonatal Ward

Giving birth in the face of persistent obstacles in Taiz

Project Update 1 Feb 2023
Kiribati: Where planetary and public health collide

Planetary and public health collide in Kiribati

Project Update 19 Jan 2023
Boost Hospital - Female IDP | Lashkar Gah

Female Afghan healthcare workers hold fears for future following NGO ban

Voices from the Field 19 Jan 2023
New maternity in CAR 16
Central African Republic

The forgotten emergency of maternal healthcare in the Central African crisis

Project Update 10 Jan 2023
5000 Children of Adele (EN)

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.

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)