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Since independence in 1974, the country has been subjected to considerable military and political upheaval.
 
The country is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world. In 2016, continuing political instability further weakened its crumbling health system.
 
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Guinea-Bissau in 1998. Our work in the country involves responding to endemic and epidemic diseases.