January 29, 2015

MSF has opened a new maternity unit for pregnant women with Ebola—or those suspected of having Ebola—within an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.

January 07, 2015

On the bright morning of November 3, 2014, a 29-year-old mother of three named Adem arrived at the Yambio State Hospital’s maternity ward with advanced labor pains. While taking her medical and obstetric history, the medical team discovered that she had undergone a Caesarean section exactly one year earlier.

October 27, 2014

 

In Ethiopia’s Sidama zone, a lush, green region dotted with oval-shaped huts, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a maternal health project in the Chire and Mejo divisions (known as woredas).

September 16, 2014

 

Just a few weeks after opening its doors for the first time on August 4, the maternity unit in Domeez refugee camp, in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, is crowded with Syrian women, many of them mothers of newborns or mothers-to-be. All have chosen to take advantage of a range of maternity services—from antenatal check-ups to postnatal vaccinations—provided by staff who are themselves refugees.

October 15, 2013

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

September 03, 2013

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.

August 29, 2013

Giving birth in conflict-torn Afghanistan is costly and dangerous. MSF runs a hospital in Khost province that provides free maternal care.

July 21, 2013

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. 

June 04, 2013

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.

May 23, 2013

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

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