Previous
Next
August 20, 2014

This story appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Dispatches, the MSF Canada magazine. To download the complete magazine or to read previous issues, please visit our Publications page.

 

By Claudia Blume

After more than a decade of international aid and investment, Afghans continue to struggle to access critical medical care due to insecurity, distance, cost and the dysfunction of many health facilities.

August 08, 2014

Tens of thousands of people fleeing major military operations in the Pakistani region of North Waziristan have crossed the border into Afghanistan over the past months, seeking refuge in Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces. In response, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are providing medical and humanitarian aid at the Gulan refugee camp in Khost province.

July 21, 2014

Heavy fighting in central and northern Helmand Province between the Afghan forces and opposition forces has led to an increase in the numbers of war-wounded presenting to the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-supported Boost Hospital, in Lashkargah. During the most intense phase of the fighting, from June 21 to July 5, MSF medical teams working in the hospital treated 68 patients with injuries related to the clashes.

March 26, 2014

Following a bomb blast in Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan yesterday, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 23 patients at its trauma centre. MSF medical teams treated 17 wounded patients, while six people were dead on arrival or died shortly thereafter.

February 25, 2014

Access to medical care in Afghanistan ill-adapted to meet needs created by the conflict, reveals a report by MSF.