Surgery and trauma care

MSF has been providing surgical care for people in precarious contexts for more than 40 years.

Surgery in a humanitarian situation is often associated with armed conflict. Yet our teams conduct operations for a variety of needs. In 2020, one in five of the major surgeries we performed were caesarean sections, which is difficult to access in countries with a failing health system or in humanitarian emergencies. The opening of a surgical programme has a number of prerequisites which need medical and logistics resources, such as sterile conditions, qualified personnel, and post-operative capacity.


After the earthquake, a surgical team works nonstop


Neglected Tropical Diseases

Surgical treatment for patients with neglected diseases in Mogovolas district

Press Release 24 Jul 2023
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Access to Healthcare

Somalia: “Health promotion is vital”

Patient and Staff Stories 7 Jul 2023
Armed conflict

MSF treats patients and condemns attack on medical facilities and civilians in Jenin, Palestine

Statement 20 Jun 2023
MSF, Doctors Without Borders, Haiti, earthquake
Natural Disasters

Haiti: After the earthquake, a multitude of challenges for patients

Latest News 30 Aug 2021
Ongoing Fighting Affected Population in Afghanistan
Armed conflict

Injuries and displacement soar as violence spreads around Afghanistan

Latest News 12 Aug 2021
An image of displaced people in Northwest Syria who are already living in harsh conditions

Northwest Syria: Millions of people rely on humanitarian aid to survive

Patient and Staff Stories 8 Jul 2021

Quick facts about surgery and trauma care