MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

November 10, 2014

Ruth Kauffman, an MSF midwife, describes treating pregnant women in the midst of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. View external media.

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 22, 2014

Just a few weeks after opening, MSF’s maternity unit in Domiz refugee camp, in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, is already crowded with Syrian women.

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.

June 23, 2014

MSF medical coordinator discusses MSF's work in Balochistan Province, where MSF provides care to mothers and babies at four projects.

February 25, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical staff delivered more than 33,500 babies in 2013 in it projects in Khost, Helmand, and Kabul, Afghanistan. MSF has released a report: The Ongoing Struggle to Access Health Care in Afghanistan.

November 23, 2013

Too many Haitian women are dying because they lack access to safe abortion care, MSF's Catrin Schulte-Hillen explains.

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October 15, 2013

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

October 07, 2013

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) tonight at 8pm for an online discussion of the challenges of delivering life-saving maternal health care to women in the countries where we work. The panel will include MSF obstetrician/gynecologists Severine Caluwaerts and Veronica Ades and MSF midwife Ruth Kauffman; the three have worked in countries throughout Africa as well as in Central and South Asia and Oceania.  Of all maternal deaths worldwide, 99 percent of them occur in developing countries—the direct result of the lack of adequate health care systems. MSF and other humanitarian organizations cannot replace national health care systems, but our teams work to avert maternal and newborn death as much as possible. The task is not an easy one; everything from poverty to a lack of roads, the inaccessibility of contraception, and in some places, the lower status of women, all work against their meeting that objective. Our panelists will share stories of trying to save lives in the face of such harsh realities and discuss what they’ve learned from the challenges.

September 24, 2013

A recently returned MSF midwife discusses the process of providing maternal and obstetric care in war-ravaged Syria, along with some of the more memorable women she met while in the country.

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