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The reinstatement of the U.S. government’s Mexico City Policy by President Donald J. Trump, which prohibits nongovernmental organisations that receive U.S. funding from either performing or providing counselling or information on abortion, will undermine access to safe abortion services and endanger the lives of women. Unsafe abortion is one of the five main causes of maternal mortality worldwide, together with haemorrhage, eclampsia, sepsis and obstructed labour. Unsafe abortion accounts for a shocking 13 per cent of maternal deaths around the...Read More
Barcelona, 13 December 2016 - As Aleppo battle is at its most critical point, MSF is outraged at the violence exerted against civilians and the passivity displayed by all those that can do something to stop it. MSF calls on all warring parties to abide by their obligation to protect civilians in both the besieged areas and in areas newly taken over by the Syrian government. All negotiations to secure access by the UN and other actors, including MSF, in...Read More
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MSF for the healthcare of people in remote areas
Peter Paul De Groote has dedicated his life to serve the people, who are ravaged by armed conflicts, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters. Groote is General; Director of M...Read More
In India’s fight against tuberculosis, diagnostics remains poorly understood
While India houses the largest number – 27% – of the world’s 10.4 million new TB patients, Mumbai is the epicentre of the disease in the country. The metropolis has many overcrowded slums where about...Read More

Press Room

November 10, 2017
Over the last three days, the Saudi-led coalition has not allowed MSF flights into Yemen, directly hindering the organisation’s ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a...Read More
October 30, 2017
Kinshasa – More aid is urgently needed in the rural areas of Kasai, central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as people come out of hiding a year after conflict flared in the region, said internatio...Read More