Lesotho

Fieldset

Two million people live in Lesotho, a mountainous country completely landlocked by South Africa. Many villages can only be reached on horseback, by foot or light aircraft, making healthcare provision more challenging.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) handed over all its projects to the Lesotho government in November 2015. For over 10 years we focused on providing free maternal care to women, as well as family planning and HIV treatment. We also trained local staff on how to give antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. By the time we left, over 80 percent of first-line ARV patients had attained virological suppression.