Maternal healthcare

Since December 2013, Central African Republic (CAR) has been torn apart by a conflict with increasingly religious overtones. The escalating violence and displacement have made an already catastrophic health situation even worse. Central Africans are facing food insecurity and spiralling malaria,...
Fifteen-year old Sameera* had already been in labour for two days when her family decided to leave the valleys and farming plots of Jurajeem to seek the help of a doctor. After a day’s journey they arrived in Um Baru, a town in the Dar Zaghawa region of Sudan, where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has resumed medical activities at its maternity hospital in Khost Province, Afghanistan, which were suspended following an explosion in the hospital in April, 2012. The reopening follows the demonstration of strong support to MSF, and reassurance over the last few...
New research from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) projects in Kabezi, Burundi, and Bo, Sierra Leone, indicate that it is possible to achieve a rapid and substantial decrease in maternal deaths of up to 74% by providing access to emergency obstetric care. MSF’s research is the first of its kind to...
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will resume medical activities in its maternity hospital in Khost Province, Afghanistan, which were suspended following an explosion in the hospital in April, 2012. The decision to restart medical services was made after a meeting, or jirga, on August 27 between MSF...
The independent medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has postponed the decision on whether to resume work in our Khost maternity. With five weeks passed since an explosion occurred inside the maternity, wounding seven people, we still do not feel that the environment is...
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MSF highlights medical approaches to avert maternal deaths during humanitarian crises On International Women’s Day, the international medical humanitarian organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is underlining the fact that far too many women continue to die avoidable deaths during childbirth...
The international medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has opened a new maternity hospital in eastern Khost Province in Afghanistan, which will provide pregnant women in the region with desperately needed high-quality healthcare. Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan...
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