1-3 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has resumed medical activities at its maternity hospital in Khost Province, Afghanistan, which were suspended following an explosion in the hospital in April, 2012. The reopening follows the demonstration of strong support to MSF, and reassurance over the last few months by the local community and all relevant actors, enabling the organisation to resume its maternal healthcare services in the province.
11-22 | New research from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) projects in Kabezi, Burundi, and Bo, Sierra Leone, indicate that it is possible to achieve a rapid and substantial decrease in maternal deaths of up to 74% by providing access to emergency obstetric care. MSF’s research is the first of its kind to quantify the impact of such a model of care on maternal mortality in an African setting.
10-19 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will resume medical activities in its maternity hospital in Khost Province, Afghanistan, which were suspended following an explosion in the hospital in April, 2012.The decision to restart medical services was made after a meeting, or jirga, on August 27 between MSF staff and leading community members, including representatives from all districts of the eastern province of Khost and prominent religious figures and scholars, who expressed strong support for MSF’s provision of maternal healthcare in the region.