Africa

En 2009, un projet de loi prévoyait la peine de mort pour les homosexuels séropositifs. ©Neamoscou
In Uganda, homosexuality is considered a crime punishable by long years in prison. In this country where an estimated 2% of the population is thought to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), coming out is perilous, both for the people concerned and for their families. Despite the best...
Une personne des équipes de Médecins du Monde en Côte d'Ivoire qui prend la parole
In the mid-2000s, West Africa became a major transit hub for heroin and cocaine trafficking, facilitating the emergence of local markets and resulting in an increase in drug users (DUs).
Several African countries (including Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia) currently face a serious food crisis: Doctors of the World-Médecins du Monde (MdM) has strengthened its activities and calls on an urgent reaction of the international community in order to facilitate humanitarian access.
Madagascar stands out in Africa due to its particularly restrictive abortion law and a high level of resistance to any relaxation of the law. Nevertheless, many abortions are regularly performed illegally by many women. Madagascar, a large'scale humanitarian project Pregnancy and births : alarming...
© Côte d'Ivoire
Unsafe sexual behaviour among young people Ivory Coast records a maternal mortality rate of 614 deaths per 100,000 live births, of which 15% are due to complications following unsafe abortions. Only just over half of teenagers (55%) use any method contraception during their first experience of...
© Mylène Zizzo
Emergency
Contraception and family planning In 2017, the Ministry of Health, with support from technical and funding partners, produced a family planning development plan to step up efforts to improve family planning and increase the use of modern contraceptive methods to 32% by 2020. In 2019, by making...
In 2008 the Zimbabwean health system practically collapsed
 
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