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Medical emergencies

We work to help the people in greatest need, wherever they are. Our medics carry out more than eight million patient consultations a year and our medical activities run from basic vaccination campaigns to complex surgery.

Our emergency medical work extends to neglected, forgotten diseases and long-term care for chronic conditions. We also advocate for affordable, high-quality medicines for the world's poorest people.

MSF campaigns to challenge the high cost of existing medicines and the absence of treatment for m

Chagas is not as well known as diseases such as malaria or cholera yet it affects between six and

Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, rubbish

Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Ebola is so infectious that patients need to be

An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and the bladder or rectum, through which urine

Since its discovery in 1981, HIV/AIDS has killed more than 25 million people.

Kala azar is the second largest parasitic killer in the world - only malaria is more deadly.

Every year, malaria kills around 660,000 people and infects more than 200 million.

Nine children die every minute because their diet lacks essential nutrients.

Many women across the world give birth without medical assistance, massively increasing the risk

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease and one of the leading causes of death among young c

Meningococcal meningitis is a highly contagious bacterial form of meningitis – a serious inflamma

MSF offers survivors of sexual violence medical care, treatment to prevent the development of sex

Human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, is a parasitic infection found in sub-Sahara

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world.

Due to the ever-increasing number of man-made and natural disasters in the world, MSF has made th

MSF provides psychosocial support to victims of trauma in an effort to reduce the likelihood of l