Maternal healthcare

In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Southern Sudan, where most people have very little access to health care, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a mother and child health program. In the maternity ward of Aweil Civil Hospital, MSF teams work to reduce the maternal death rate. In the bustling maternity...
On March 8 and 9, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) organised a workshop in Geneva to improve the treatment of obstetric fistula. This condition, a cause of great shame, affects two million women worldwide, mostly in Africa. "The sun should not rise or set twice on a woman in labour." Despite this...
Approximately two million women worldwide suffer from an obstetric fistula, one of the most serious consequences of obstructed labour. A fistula is a hole between the vagina and the bladder or rectum, through which urine or faeces leak continuously. The injury is completely preventable and has...
Kuchlak is a town of 120,000 people located 30-minutes drive from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province. Situated on the border with Afghanistan, several parts of the town have become a permanent home to Afghan refugees who fled to Pakistan during the civil war in the 1980s and later...
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