Africa

 
Fleeing from Kasai
Africa

Angola

In 2016, MSF renewed its operations in Angola after an absence of nine years, by supporting local authorities after an outbreak of yellow fever affected the country.

46,700

outpatient consultations

14,100

patients treated for malaria

800

patients treated in feeding centres
 
Africa

Benin

MSF first worked in Benin in 1997 and closed its projects in 2005.
 
Titao, MSF works in 11 CRENA, all uses.
Africa

Burkina Faso

Having first worked there in 1995, MSF closed its projects in Burkina Faso in 2015. We returned in October 2017 to support the Ministry of Health during a dengue epidemic.

1

NO. STAFF IN 2017

1995

YEAR MSF FIRST WORKED IN THE COUNTRY
 
MSF's trauma centre in Bujumbura,Burundi
Africa

Burundi

In 2017, MSF continued to provide high-quality care, free of charge, to victims of trauma in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.

36,800

patients treated for malaria

4,100

major surgical interventions
 
Care for victims of violence in Extreme North region of Cameroon
Africa

Cameroon

Since 2011, violent attacks by armed opposition groups and the counterinsurgency operations of the Nigerian army have forced hundreds of thousands of people from northeast Nigeria to seek refuge in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

122,100

outpatient consultations

8,800

patients treated in feeding centres

4,200

major surgical interventions
 
Africa

Cape Verde

MSF worked in Cape Verde following a dengue fever outbreak in 2009.
 
violence and displacement in Bria
Africa

Central African Republic

The bloody but largely neglected conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has resulted in thousands being killed or wounded and millions being displaced.

748,600

outpatient consultations

444,600

patients treated for malaria

63,800

measles vaccinations in response to an outbreak
 
Lake Chad: Life amidst a protracted crisis (Chad)
Africa

Chad

Since 2015, thousands of people in the Lake Chad region have been forced to flee their homes as a result of violent clashes between armed groups and Chadian military forces.

179,400

outpatient consultations

54,000

patients treated for malaria

6,700

patients treated in feeding centres
 
Katiola program: Saving mothers and children’s life in Cote d’Ivoire
Africa

Côte d'Ivoire

The political and military crises of 2002-2010 have taken a severe toll on the Ivorian health system: according to the World Health Organization, it is one of the weakest in Africa, with only one medical doctor and five midwives per 10,000 inhabitants.

5,000

births assisted

500

caesarean sections
 
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo

In DRC, MSF runs some of its largest medical relief operations, working in 20 of 26 provinces, responding to diseases outbreaks, conflict and displacement, and tackling health problems such as HIV/AIDs.

1,772,000

outpatient consultations

856,500

patients treated for malaria

122,800

patients admitted to hospital
 
Africa

Djibouti

MSF began work in Djibouti in 2008 and closed its projects in 2012.
 
Africa

Eritrea

MSF opened its first mission in Eritrea in April 2000, in response to the growing risk of hunger and renewed conflict between Eritrea and its southern neighbor and former ally, Ethiopia.
 
TB support in Swaziland
Africa

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

Eswatini has one of the world’s highest rates of HIV, with nearly one in three adults living with the disease. However, around 80 per cent of people with TB in Eswatini are HIV positive.

10,900

patients provided with first-line ARV treatment

1,000

patients started on treatment for TB

280

patients started on treatment for MDR-TB
 
Sidama mother and child project, Ethiopia
Africa

Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, where diseases such as kala azar are endemic, we continue to fill healthcare gaps, and respond to emergencies and the needs of the growing refugee population.

455,500

outpatient consultations

81,400

patients treated for malaria

17,300

patients admitted to hospital
 
Measles Vaccination on Kassa Island.
Africa

Guinea

While Guinea has a relatively low prevalence of HIV, at around 1.7 per cent, the country has one of the worst treatment coverage rates in the world, with only one in four people living with HIV receiving antiretrovirals (ARVs).

10,900

patients treated for HIV

7,900

patients treated for malaria

2,800

patients admitted to hospital
 
Guinea-Bissau. New healthcare project for children in Bafata
Africa

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Years of political instability and economic stagnation have had a serious impact on its crumbling health system.

4,900

patients treated for malaria

3,700

patients admitted to hospital

500

children admitted to inpatient feeding programmes
 
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
Africa

Kenya

We offer care to refugees and slum dwellers in Kenya and respond to public health challenges such as HIV and access to hospital services.

211,000

outpatient consultations

20,800

patients admitted to hospital

15,200

patients provided with first-line ARV treatment
 
Women at MSF supported health center of Ha Seng, Lesotho.(MSB2386 )
Africa

Lesotho

After nearly a decade in Lesotho, MSF handed its projects to the government in 2015.
 
Post-Ebola Liberia
Africa

Liberia

The West African Ebola outbreak of 2014–2015 took a severe toll on the Liberian health system, which was already fragile and suffering from inadequate medical infrastructures.

5,900

patients admitted to hospital

4,500

patients treated for malaria

1,700

patients in inpatient feeding programmes
 
Madagascar Plague - MSF Response
Africa

Madagascar

In October and November 2017, we supported Madagascar’s Ministry of Health staff in tackling an outbreak of plague.

2

NO. STAFF IN 2017

1987

YEAR MSF FIRST WORKED IN THE COUNTRY
 
Chiradzulu: HIV care for adolescents
Africa

Malawi

In Malawi, where an estimated 980,000 people are living with HIV, we run projects to support efforts to combat the virus.

27,300

patients provided with first-line ARV treatment

2,800

patients provided with second-line ARV treatment

1,000

patients started on treatment for TB
 
Our activity in the hospital of Timbuktu.
Africa

Mali

Access to medical care remains very limited in the north of Mali due to a lack of medical staff and supplies, and clashes between armed groups continue despite a peace agreement.

178,200

outpatient consultations
 
Refugees at Mbera camp in Mauritania’s desert
Africa

Mauritania

We provide medical care to Malian refugees and host communities in Mauritania, and in the last three months of 2016 saw the biggest influx of refugees since 2013.

2,200

births assisted

400

surgical interventions

120

caesarean sections
 
MSF Projects in Mozambique
Africa

Mozambique

Low-level conflict in central Mozambique has displaced communities along border areas, reducing access to healthcare. General healthcare provision has been affected by a reduced health budget, resulting in shortages of health staff and drug supplies.

14,400

patients provided with first-line ARV treatment

1,900

patients provided with second-line ARV treatment

31

patients started on treatment for hepatitis C