Since independence from Portugal in 1971, the West African nation of Guineas-Bissau has faced years of political and military instability. The country, which borders Senegal and Guinea, is one of the poorest and least developed in the world.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Guinea-Bissau in 1998. Our work has focused on responding to disease and reducing the rates of childhood mortality.