In times of conflict and crisis, barriers in access to health care become exacerbated. Populations living in fear and violence are often forced to leave their homes and communities, leaving their familial network and resources behind. As a result, displaced populations (IDPs) have reduced access to primary health care services, emergency care, and medical treatments. Women and children are particularly vulnerable and risk increased rates of infection and disease. Doctors of the World responds quickly to emergencies by sending doctors and nurses into the field to improve access to health care for local populations. Mobile teams are deployed to treat and provide medicine for hard to reach populations. Doctors of the World remains long after emergencies to ensure sustainability, eventually handing over projects to the local health authorities.
Some of our programs focusing on Conflict & Crises include: