Mother & child healthcare

When Hanin first sought care for her malnourished daughter in Khan Younis in southern Gaza, the clock began ticking on her chances of survival. “[My] child was in a critical condition. They referred me to the hospital but there was no means of transportation,” explains Hanin. Finally, they reached...

Juliana Alexander Justin works in our emergency department in South Sudan as a clinical officer*.

Right after I returned to Hong Kong from a maritime search and rescue assignment, I talked about my hopes and dreams with my friends. I dream of world peace.

After more than 40 years of consecutive armed conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics, including a COVID-19 pandemic, Afghans today face a new phase in a never-ending humanitarian crisis with staggering economic, political, and social problems. When the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), also...
For sex workers in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, access to medical and psychological care has been limited by social stigma and lack of services. Médecins Sans Frontières’ San Pedro Sula clinic provides comprehensive care in a supportive environment, from which women feel empowered to positively...
After months of continuous restrictions placed on the female population of Afghanistan, limitations placed on their participation in everyday life, access to education, and most recently even the right to work for non-governmental organisations, Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF) strongly condemns the...
There is always a reason to find hope. As we begin the year, many countries are still facing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while, at the same time, conflict, disaster and obstacles to accessing care have hit people hard around the world. But, in the middle of humanitarian crises, hopeful...
“Spending our lives in the camps is difficult; the area is small and there is no space for the children to play,” says Abu Siddik. He lives in one of the camps in the Cox’s Bazar district of south-eastern Bangladesh, where around 860,000 Rohingya refugees are crammed into just 26 square kilometres...
Iraq has long suffered from war and political instability. The most recent conflict ended in 2017, when Mosul was recaptured after almost three years under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group. Three years later, the consequences of the conflicts in Mosul are still evident. One consequence...
Young Bangladeshi mother Noor Haba pulls her headscarf close around her face with one hand; with the other she strokes the back of her seven-year-old daughter Shahara, who lies semi-conscious on the hospital bed. Shahara is being treated for thalassaemia, a genetic blood disorder. “I’m afraid all...
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