Ongoing emergencies created by war, disaster and displacement, have left people around the world without
access to healthcare.
And while many crises are missing from major Canadian news headlines, Doctors Without
Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are working in more than 70 countries around the world
providing emergency medical support to people facing crises.
Your attention to underreported crises matters. Everyone deserves the right to medical care, no matter who
they are or where they live.
When you choose to support MSF, you'll help provide medical care to people in places including
Central African Republic (CAR).
In CAR, violent ongoing conflict and a frequently non-functional health system make it difficult for many
people to access even basic levels of safety or medical care.
Limited access to routine vaccination means easily preventable diseases continue to take a toll on people's
health. Malaria is the leading cause of death among children under five years of age. This basic lack of
access to healthcare has serious repercussions, for example, for people living with HIV/AIDS.
MSF health facilities are one of the few places people can seek treatment free of charge in many parts of the
country. Our teams provided general and emergency care, trauma surgery, maternal and pediatric services,
assistance to survivors of sexual violence as well as treatment for malaria, HIV and tuberculosis. Many
people's medical humanitarian needs are immense.