Mother and Child Care


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To eat or feed my child? A mother’s dilemma in Yemen

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expresses profound concern over the alarming rise in malnutrition cases among mothers in Yemen over the past two years. The situation reflects the dire humanitarian crisis facing the country, exacerbated by protracted conflict, economic instability, and...

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Afghanistan: MSF’s new project aims to fill critical gaps in the provision of paediatric and neonatal care

“I really don’t know the pain she’s going through, but I am here with her hoping she gets better soon,” says Farida, the mother of nine-month-old Hadia.For two days, Hadia has refused to eat anything, even her favourite fruit, bananas....

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Helping tackle malnutrition and malaria in Angola

Malnutrition and malaria are common in remote communities in Angola, especially during peaks of drought and heavy rain. Women and their children are most affected. For the last year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has collaborated with local health...

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Yemen: Giving birth in the face of persistent obstacles in Taiz

Nogood Mohammad Ahmed Shamsan was lying under the covers of her bed, exhausted. She rested her left hand on her belly trying to provide comfort while she drew long, slow breaths. Next to Nogood was her mother sitting in a...

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Chad: A new path, Her path

What would maternal healthcare look like if it was designed by the women who use it? An MSF team in Chad is working to find out... Noor Cornelissen, MSF project coordinator in Chad, shares that in the new MSF pilot...

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Afghanistan: Revolting attack on maternity ward kills pregnant women and babies

KABUL – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is devastated after yesterday’s sickening attack on pregnant women, mothers and their babies at our maternity ward in Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. While pregnant women and babies, in one of life’s most...

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Iraq: Mosul’s expectant mothers just can’t wait

It’s 2016 and the battle for Mosul has just begun, with Iraqi forces sweeping through Mosul from the east. Street by street, a city that has been under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group for over two years...

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Pakistan: Witnessing poor mother and child healthcare in Balochistan

In Pakistan, thousands of women and infants die each year from medical conditions that are easily preventable. In the southwest province of Balochistan, which has some of the worst health statistics in the world, the situation is particularly dire. Médecins...

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Pakistan: six months at Peshawar’s neonatal unit

Name : Designation : From July to December 2014, Dr Yasmine Ley headed up the neonatal unit at MSF’s obstetrics and gynaecology hospital in Peshawar, northern Pakistan. A look back at her six-month mission. “Her father hadn’t whispered Allah’s name...

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