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We perform tens of thousands of life-saving operations each year. From facial reconstructive surgery in Nigeria to dealing with the human cost of bomb blasts in Yemen, our surgical programmes can focus on a specific need, or be wide-ranging – reflecting the complexities of the places where we work.  
Our surgery falls into four major categories: infection/wound surgery, war surgery/major trauma, obstetric surgery and specialised reconstructive surgery. 
 
In 2017, MSF provided 110,000 surgical interventions in its projects around the world.
MSF surgical teams perform an operation on a patient injured by the fighting in Kunduz
09/09/2021

Medical care in Kunduz, Afghanistan: Making it work

Fighting in the city of Kunduz in north-eastern Afghanistan ended on 8 August. During the clashes, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) transformed its office space into a temporary trauma unit to treat the people wounded. That unit is now closed and on 16 August all patients were transferred to the nearly-finished Kunduz Trauma Centre that MSF had been building since 2018. The local community still requires trauma care.
A medic in MSF’s Kunduz team describes their experience during the fighting and the work that is going on today.

23/08/2021

Haiti: After the earthquake, a surgical team works nonstop

Xavier Kernizan is an orthopedic surgeon who normally works at MSF's Tabarre hospital in Port-au-Prince. Since the August 14 earthquake, he has been working with an MSF surgical team in Jérémie.

Operating theatre at MSF’s trauma centre in Mocha, in the Red Sea Coast region of Yemen.
15/12/2020

Recurring nightmare - civilians wounded and killed in indiscriminate frontline hostilities in Yemen

What we are seeing in our hospital in Mocha is disturbing as the number of civilians needing major war-trauma surgery is rising. 

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11/03/2020

Solar Panels Help Save Lives in DRC

It’s been quite an adventure to bring advanced solar technology to power two hospitals in remote parts of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. But it’s well worth it.
17/05/2018

North Darfur: Only distant dreams of returning home for people in Sortoni camp

MSF Head of Mission, Elmounzer Ag Jiddou, explains life in the camp, which is home to more than 23,000 people 

We perform tens of thousands of life-saving operations each year. From facial reconstructive surgery in Nigeria to dealing with the human cost of bomb blasts in Yemen, our surgical programmes can focus on a specific need, or be wide-ranging – reflecting the complexities of the places where we work.  
Our surgery falls into four major categories: infection/wound surgery, war surgery/major trauma, obstetric surgery and specialised reconstructive surgery. 
 
In 2017, MSF provided 110,000 surgical interventions in its projects around the world.