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.

March 04, 2015

A photo gallery of mothers, infants and medical care, drawn from MSF's multimedia project Because Tomorrow Needs Her. View external media.

March 04, 2015

Catrin Schulte-Hillen discusses Because Tomorrow Needs Her, MSF's multimedia project on global women's health. View external media.

March 04, 2015

MSF's Séverine Caluwaerts writes about the need for emergency obstetric care worldwide. View external media.

March 02, 2015

From October 2014 to January 2015, pediatric nurse Elodie Barniet helped organize the opening of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’s (MSF) maternity center at the hospital in Dasht-e-Barchi, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The maternity center includes a free neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and kangaroo care unit—in which skin-to-skin contact with the mother warms the baby and helps with bonding—for managing potential complications.

February 27, 2015

"Because Tomorrow Needs Her" explores multiple health challenges affecting women.

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.

December 23, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, 21,000 women died last year in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth: that’s one death every 25 minutes.

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).

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