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Colombia

Why are we There?

  • Armed conflict
  • Healthcare exclusion
  • Natural disaster

Our Work

2014

  • People living in rural areas of Colombia and regions affected by conflict continue to face barriers to healthcare.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières continued its programme in Cauca, Nariño and Caquetá, where poverty, social exclusion and violence have led to a high prevalence of preventable diseases and mental health problems.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières  teams run mobile clinics and offer services at health posts including basic, mental, sexual and reproductive healthcare, prenatal care, immunisations and a referral system for emergencies. 
  • A similar programme continued in Cauca Pacífico and a programme focused on mental health support for victims of violence, including sexual violence, operates in Cauca Cordillera.
  • The team opened a new programme offering mental health services to victims of violence, as well as comprehensive care (mental health and medical) to victims of sexual violence in Tumaco municipality in Nariño, and in Buenaventura.

 

Buenaventura tuberculosis (TB) project closed

  • Médecins Sans Frontières ' TB programme in the port city of Buenaventura closed at the end of 2014.
  • Some aspects of the programme have been transferred to the Municipal Program of TB Control and the Social Company of the State.
  • The programme in Caquetá was also closed at the end of the year. 

 

For the latest news on where we work visit: http://activityreport.msf.org/

Médecins Sans Frontières has been working in the country since 1985 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 139 staff in Colombia.