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MSF OBGYN Stephen Torres describes best- and worst-case scenarios at the MSF project in Bo.

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The innovative PMTCT B+ approach aims to place 2,000 HIV-positive pregnant women on treatment over the next four years.

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Giving birth can be risky in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. To help make childbirth safer, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) midwives are working with traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in the area.

“What are the challenges that you are facing at home when you are conducting a delivery?” asks Aisha Akello, an MSF midwife during one session.

“Sometimes we see an arm coming out and we don’t know what to do,” answers one of TBAs.

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MSF is providing reproductive health care to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon's Bekaa valley.

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The prevalence of HIV among commercial sex workers in Nsanje, Malawi, is an alarming 82 percent; with no local response and a low supply of condoms in the district, sex workers are a driver of new infections.

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As the number of people in need of urgent medical care in Syria continues to rise, MSF is running six hospitals, four health centers, and several mobile clinic programs inside the country. 

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A new MSF project in the capital of Port Moresby is bolstering access to quality medical and psychosocial care.

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MSF provides services for mothers and newborns in Lesotho, where a high prevalence of HIV and limited access to care can make giving birth dangerous.

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Obstetric fistulas affect some two million women worldwide. MSF is training gynecologists to treat this devastating condition.

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MSF is providing care to mothers in the remote Ethiopian region of Aroressa, where health centers and qualified medical personnel are scarce.

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