Treating febrile illnesses in West Bengal
Fever is among the main reasons for patients seeking healthcare services in the state of West Bengal. However, integrated management of fevers, especially in places with limited medical staff and infrastructure remains a challenge. With this in mind, MSF in collaboration with West Bengal’s Department of Health and Family Welfare Samiti opened a fever management project in the state’s Asansol district in November 2015.
The project focuses on providing free-of-cost quality diagnosis, treatment and referrals for acute febrile illnesses (including dengue, chikungunya, influenza, malaria) for paediatric and adult cases.
Treating survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Delhi
As sexual violence affects millions of people across the world, MSF acknowledges a responsibility to respond to the medical needs of people in situations of violence, abuse, and deliberate neglect. Our focus is to reach the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and provide appropriate and timely medical and psychological care.
MSF inaugurated the UMEED KI KIRAN CLINIC- a community based clinic in November 2015. The clinic aims to provide appropriate and timely medical and psychological care to the survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, including children in the Jahangirpuri area in north Delhi.
Comprehensive care for HIV, drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) and Hepatitis in Mumbai
Since 2006, MSF has been running an independent clinic in one of the western suburbs of Mumbai. The facility provides ambulatory medical and psychosocial care for patients infected with HIV, DR-TB and hepatitis B & C, who require treatment regimens which are not currently available in the public sector.
Continuing 10 years of healthcare provision in Manipur
10 years ago, MSF started a primary healthcare programme in Manipur. With the growing need to diagnose and treat HIV and TB, MSF began providing specialised care for HIV and TB in the state in 2005 and 2007 respectively. In 2011, MSF handed over its primary healthcare activities to the Ministry of Health and focused on the continued provision of treatment for patients living with HIV/AIDS, drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB.
Access to healthcare for those who need it most in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana
MSF runs a hospital and mobile health clinics in areas of Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where a large part of the population has limited or no access to healthcare.
Acting against kala azar in Bihar
After treating over 12,000 patients suffering from kala azar in Vaishali district since 2007, MSF handed over its programme to the Bihar state government in August 2015. However, MSF continues to maintain a partial presence in Hajipur’s Sadar Hospital in Vaishali, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of patients co-infected with HIV and kala azar.
Meeting mental health needs in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir has been afflicted by years of conflict. MSF has been providing quality, free-of-cost counselling to those affected since 2001.
More details can be found in our 2015 activity report
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