Pakistan

Cases of measles are on the increase in east Balochistan, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). An MSF medical team in Dera Murad Jamali has treated 159 patients since late December; while there have been two measles-related deaths in health facilities supported by MSF in Jaffarabad and Nasirabad...
Calls for respect of medical mission Regardless of who is responsible for the recent escalation of attacks against health workers in Pakistan, the targeting of medical personnel has created a situation in which both patients and medical workers are at risk of losing their lives while seeking or...
Severe flooding in the Nasirabad and Jaffarabad districts of Balochistan and Sindh in early September have left thousands of families homeless after they were forced to flee to higher ground. MSF teams have been reaching out to the vulnerable populations providing people with basic healthcare,...
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Amina*, mother to a one month old baby boy shares her story on how her child came to be admitted at MSF’s hospital in Dera Murad Jamali. Her son was brought to the MSF nursery when he was 10 days old; weighing only 2.36 kg he was diagnosed with Tetanus. Amina* and her family along with thousands of...
In 2012, MSF wishes to continue its free, emergency medical support in Hangu THQ Hospital Despite the tense security situation in the city of Hangu in northwest of Pakistan, the international independent medical humanitarian association Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working inside the...
From February to August 2011, midwife Rose-Louise Cadot worked with the MSF team in Hangu, Pakistan. The purpose of her mission was to support the team in the maternity unit -- which remains under the direction of the hospital and the Ministry of Health -- to improve the quality of care. It was a...
Severe flooding in Pakistan has affected millions of people, with the southeastern province of Sindh particularly badly hit. Weeks of torrential monsoon rains have seen canals bursting their banks and flooding villages, leaving tens of thousands of families homeless for the past two months...
Monsoon rains and floods continue to ravage southern Pakistan, leaving tens of thousands of people displaced and vulnerable in Sindh province. In the coming days, an MSF team of 13 will launch mobile clinics in camps for people displaced from their homes in southern Badin district, in the sub-...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team, including medical doctors, nurses, logistician, water and sanitation professional, will launch mobile clinic on 20 September in one of the internally displaced people’s camps, in the sub-district of Tando Bago in southern Badin, Pakistan. Distributing safe...
Following a bomb blast on 15 September at a funeral in the Jandol area of Lower Dir in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, dozens of severely injured people have been treated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams and existing medical staff in the Timergara District Hospital emergency room. Seven people...
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