MSF's chain for safety

Bangui, April 2006

In 2015, MSF teams at M'poko Hospital provided 126,993 outpatient consultations, including 41,622 for malaria. MSF also runs a 24-bed stabilization unit, which has admitted 3,922 patients. Teams assisted in 1,497 deliveries.


Resulting from increased violence in September, 2015, there has been a steady influx of displaced persons into the camp at M'Poko airport, and other sites around Bangui.


After reducing activities at M'Poko Hospital in early 2015, MSF has decided to return to its previous operative level, setting up mobile clinics at sites with high concentrations of displaced persons.








To date, the mobile clinics have provided 9,828 consultations, and 13,047 children aged between six months and 10 years were vaccinated against measles.


There were hopes for peace in CAR following reconciliation talks in May, but sporadic violence persisted throughout the country and escalated in September in Bangui. This increased the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.


This year, mobile clinics, support activities, and vaccination campaigns had to cease operating several times in the areas of Kabo, Bambari, and Boguila, and MSF and other NGO facilities were robbed, attacked, and looted.

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In this atmosphere of insecurity, it was difficult to maintain the supply of medical materials. In Batangafo—one of the most insecure areas in CAR—MSF continued to provide basic and specialist health care at the referral facility and five health posts. Activities included outpatient consultations, surgical interventions, and maternal and child health.


MSF continued to run a substantial program of basic and emergency health care for communities with urgent needs across 13 prefectures and 15 localities. Teams carried out vaccination campaigns, operated mobile clinics, and provided emergency surgery, maternity services, specialized care for victims of sexual violence, and treatment for malnutrition, HIV, and tuberculosis (TB).