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Guinea-Bissau

Medical staff with a young patient in the Simao Mendes national hospital in Bissau, the capital of Guinea Bissau, where MSF runs an emergency paediatric project. August 2018. © Raul Manarte/MSF

    Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by political instability for decades, resulting in a lack of development and weak public services. Healthcare is severely limited due to insufficient resources and qualified staff.

    The focus of MSF activities in Guinea-Bissau is paediatric care. The main diseases affecting children in the country are respiratory infections, malaria, diarrhoea and meningitis; for newborns, the principal causes of death are asphyxia and neonatal sepsis...

    Read full article in International Activity Report 2019