a babt being treated in the paediatric emergency ward at Simão Mendes National Hospital in Guinea-Bissau.


For nearly six years, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been working in Guinea-Bissau to improve paediatric care. In 2020, we ended our activities, handing many over to the health ministry.

In the central region of Bafatá, we work to reduce childhood mortality by managing the regional hospital’s neonatal and paediatric wards, and running a nutrition programme for children under 15 years of age.

Our teams also support several health centres in rural areas and train community health workers to diagnose and treat diarrhoea, malaria and acute respiratory infections.

We also work in the main paediatric hospital in the country, in the capital of Bissau, managing the intensive care unit (PICU) around the clock.

In 2020, MSF teams also responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing training to medical staff.

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