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“It is normal to feel some kind of fear when you enter the isolation area for the first time”

Michel Van Herp is a Médecins Sans Frontières epidemiologist currently working on the Ebola...

Médecins Sans Frontières resumes activities in Ebola centre in southeast Guinea

On Thursday, Médecins Sans Frontières resumed activities in a treatment centre in Macenta,...

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“She was crying out for her mother, who was still on the other side of the border, unable to get through.”

Ursula Alwash is a theatre nurse from Ohope, New Zealand, who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in Al Ramtha, Jordan and Aweil, South Sudan.

09/04/2014 Jordan, Syria, South Sudan

Healing Amidst the Conflict

I am lying in bed. I hear gunfire, two loud shots… maybe mortar fire? I am not exactly an expert on guns.

17/02/2014 Central African Republic

“I think many injured will be coming now.... perhaps we’d better call the surgeon.” I would hear the same words often over the next two weeks.

Médecins Sans Frontières Project Coordinator, Adam Sharp, recounts an intensive two week period of heavy fighting in Syria.

05/12/2013 Syria

“In the end I leave with hope… hope that violence becomes the exception to the rule and not the rule itself.”

Kate White is a nurse from Brisbane, Australia who has done six field placements with Médecins Sans Frontières.

25/11/2013 Papua New Guinea

Testing, training and building up a lab: a medical scientist in Ethiopia

Laicey Colum is a medical scientist from Australind, WA. She recently completed her first field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières, in Dolo Ado and Wardher in Ethiopia.

10/10/2013 Ethiopia

Haiti: “Call for backup – all hands on deck!”

Médecins Sans Frontières project coordinator Ahmed Fadel describes the fast reactions, the teamwork and the emotional extremes involved in responding to an emergency at Chatuley Hospital in Léogâne, Haiti.

22/08/2013 Haiti

Democratic Republic of Congo - "Panic"

"At midday, we heard the sound of a gunshot nearby. At first we thought it was a stray bullet, perhaps a drunken child soldier since it was an unusual time of day for an attack to take place. Armed militias usually attack under...

11/08/2013 Democratic Republic of Congo

Chad: “We had two weeks to vaccinate 100,000 children”

Nurse Flora Escourrou has recently returned from eastern Chad where she took part in a measles vaccination campaign.

 

31/07/2013 Chad

“Most babies of Hepatitis E-positive mothers were born around 30 weeks, with many too premature to cope”

Anna-Lena Tews is a midwife from Germany who has been living in Hamilton, New Zealand, for the past five years. She recently spent three months working in Batil refugee camp, South Sudan, on her first field placement with...

17/06/2013 South Sudan

From refugee to international aid worker - my story

When I was nine-years-old, my family was forced to escape Sudan. That was in 1986. I still remember the fear that was around at the time. We heard that more and more people in the South were being persecuted and abused, even...

24/05/2013 Sudan
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