This article is part of the Winter 2018 issue of Alert—2018: The Year in Photos—featuring some of the most striking images and stories from our work around the world.
Whether trapped behind the front lines of a conflict, living in conditions of extreme poverty, or marginalized by discrimination or neglect, many people around the world have trouble accessing health services. In 2018 our teams brought quality, lifesaving care to the patients who need it most, and advocated for greater access to drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.
Four years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have severely altered the lives of people living near the front lines. MSF mobile clinics provide primary health and psychological care to the elderly residents of isolated villages.
In Haiti, where quality health care is unaffordable for most people, we provide free care at Drouillard Center, the country’s sole specialized burn center.
Worldwide, our Access Campaign continued to fight for greater access to and investment in treatments for patients living with diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS.
MSF works alongside the health ministry to provide a range of integrated HIV and TB care in Khayelitsha, South Africa. This project has successfully increased access to newer treatments for patients with drug-resistant TB.
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) has among the world's highest rates of HIV, affecting roughly one in three adults. MSF is using innovative approaches to fight HIV and TB and ensure that people have greater access to treatment.