MSF first worked in Mauritania in 1994 and handed over our projects in December 2018.
Our teams provided medical assistance in Mbera camp, including ante- and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrics and neonatology, treatment for chronic and infectious diseases, and nutritional support.
We also provided care to local communities neighbouring the refugee camp, in the towns of Bassikounou and Fassala, and surrounding villages, including surgery and vaccination services.
The situation in parts of the country has become chronic, requiring a long-term response that focuses on the development of a sustainable public health system. For this reason, we decided to hand over our activities in Mauritania to the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) in December 2018.