Central African Republic

MSF has had to drastically reduce its medical activities in Bangui airport, following two days of shooting close to MSF’s clinic at the airport which has resulted in two young children being killed and 40 wounded arriving at MSF’s clinic . MSF is now operating at the airport camp with a reduced...
MSF maintains its hospital services and runs emergency operations On Thursday 20 December, the rebel coalition ‘Seleka’, that has attacked several locations in the north of Central African Republic (CAR) in the last days, entered the town of Batangafo, where MSF is supporting the main hospital. The...
A mobile team of MSF medics is traveling to remote villages in the unstable southeast of Central African Republic to find and treat people suffering from a neglected disease. As 11-year old Natacha tosses and turns in a hospital bed in a village in Central African Republic (CAR), her parents sit...
MSF mortality survey shows children urgently need better access to healthcare An “alarmingly high” number of children under the age of five are dying in parts of Central African Republic, according to the findings of a new mortality survey conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). A principal...
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Insecurity in the north of Central African Republic (CAR) has caused thousands of people to flee their homes. “Villages have been violently destroyed and looted, including some health centres,” says Pablo MARCO, head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in CAR. Since the end of January,...
MSF provided free medical care to people in north-west CAR and lowered the prevalence of sleeping sickness MSF has handed over the management of a hospital in Maitikoulou, northwestern Central African Republic (CAR) to the Ministry of Health. The project opened in 2008 to combat human African...
MSF calls for a national and international response to the crisis The Central African Republic (CAR) is in the grip of a chronic medical emergency. Four mortality studies conducted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the past 18 months reveal crude mortality rates* in some regions are at three...
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Following months of planning, a unique cooperation between MSF and German NGO, Christian Blind Mission (CBM) led to a successful Eye Surgery camp at Boguila hospital, in the remote northwest of Central African Republic. The treatment was provided completely free of charge to the patients, and over...
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...
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