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“Yesterday was a day of three miracles” – Dr Monica Arend-Trujillo in Bo, Sierra Leone

“Yesterday was a day of three miracles – two of our sickest ever patients were discharged, and a...

Update on Médecins Sans Frontières' Ebola response

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has...

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Logistician from Sydney, working in Dadaab refugee camps

Don McCallum,36, is an engineer from Sydney, recently returned from Dadaab in Kenya, the site of the world’s largest refugee settlement. Don was working as a logistician in the Dagahaley camp, in his first field placement with...

16/06/2011 Kenya, Somalia

Voice from the field: Nenna Arnold

“These people are surviving with the bare minimum that a human can survive with.”

16/06/2011 Kenya, Somalia

Voice from the field: Dr Gedi Mohamed

“I can’t imagine I’ll ever achieve more in my career than what I’m doing here, in terms both of helping patients and the special relationship I have with them”

16/06/2011 Kenya, Somalia

Libya: Dr Morten Rostrup in Zintan

Since 30 April, a Médecins Sans Frontières team is working in the hospital of Zintan, a city located in western Libya, south west of the capital of Tripoli, in the Nafusah Mountain region. For weeks now, Zintan and the...

17/05/2011 Libya

Libya boat evacuation part 2

We had just returned from Médecins Sans Frontières’ second evacuation of war-wounded from the besieged city of Misrata to the safety of hospitals in Tunisia. I walked out onto the balcony and saw a small, blonde girl, dancing...

12/05/2011 Libya

Libya boat evacuation

On Sunday 3 April 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières evacuated 71 patients by boat from the Libyan city of Mistrata, where ongoing violence has overwhelmed medical facilities with the injured. Alison Criado-Perez, a nurse and member...

12/05/2011 Libya

One Week in a Hospital as Fighting Rages in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

During a week of intense violence that preceeded the arrest of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on April 11, a Médecins Sans Frontières team working at the Abobo Sud Hospital in northern Abidjan was isolated and unable...

03/05/2011 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast: “Wounded Patients Are Stable, But Their Problems Are Not Over”

Hundreds of people died and hundreds of others were seriously wounded during an outbreak of violence that occurred in the Duékoué region of western Ivory Coast between March 28 and 30. A Médecins Sans Frontières surgical team...

15/04/2011 Ivory Coast

Japan: "The people around me in Kenya saw it as an event in another world, but for me it was my problem."

Shintaro Hayashi is a general practitioner and a specialist in gastroenterology who recently returned from a two-week placement in the area of northeast Japan that has been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami. His home is...

11/04/2011 Japan

Field Coordinator Emily Bell writes from Zambia

Médecins Sans Frontières Field Coordinator Emily Bell, writes from Luwingu, Zambia. She follows the story of one patient, Christina, who has recently been enrolled in Médecins Sans Frontières' Prevention of Mother to Child...

08/04/2011 Zambia
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