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Activities 

In India, MSF focuses mainly on mental healthcare, screening and treatment for HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and hepatitis C, and support to victims of sexual and gender-based violence. In 2016, MSF continued to fill gaps in India’s health system and provide medical care to people who would otherwise struggle to access it.

Chhattisgarh
In Chhattisgarh, where ongoing low-intensity conflict has left much of the local population with limited or no access to healthcare, MSF runs mobile clinics in remote areas, offering reproductive healthcare, vaccinations and treatment for TB, malaria and skin diseases. In 2016, teams conducted 50,057 outpatient consultations, treated 9,094 malaria patients and administered 2,872 vaccinations.

At MSF’s 15-bed mother and child health centre in Bijapur, staff assisted 312 deliveries and carried out 5,419 antenatal consultations in 2016. The centre provides outpatient services for mothers and children, including TB treatment and vaccinations.

Delhi
Umeed ki Kiran (Ray of Hope), MSF’s community-based clinic in north Delhi, offered medical and psychological care to 98 victims of domestic and sexual violence this year. In addition, 298 counselling sessions were conducted.

MSF’s outreach team also raised awareness about the importance of seeking timely medical and psychological care, and engaged the community in discussions on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

MSF’s mental health team trained 164 accredited social health activists in identifying signs and symptoms of sexual and gender-based violence.

Read more about MSF's activities in India in 2016

Year MSF first worked in the country: 1999.

2016 Key figures
Outpatient consultations 66,500
Individual mental health consultations 3,500
Patients received first-line ARV treatment 1,800
Patients started treatment for TB 1,300
        of which for MDR-TB 490
No. staff in 2016 575
Expenditure 2016 €12.3 million

 

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