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Letter home from Tajikistan

Cindy Gibb is a nurse from Christchurch, New Zealand, who is currently in Tajikistan on her first field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières.

15/09/2012 Tajikistan

What Hiloweyn Meant to Me

I have spent almost 8 months in and around Hiloweyn working for Médecins Sans Frontières. At the onset of the crisis, I was responsible for the Health Centre and later the overall responsible for the projects in Liben. When I...

25/05/2012 Ethiopia

Malawi: Australian nurse writes of her work in HIV project

Aisleen Glasby, a nurse from Wights Mountain, QLD, recently returned from Chiradzulu district in southern Malawi, where she worked in one of Médecins Sans Frontières’ largest HIV programs. This was her second field placement,...

18/05/2012 Malawi

South Sudan: "These People Tell Us That They Are Desperate."

Robert Mungai Maina, from Kenya, has eight years of professional experience as a clinical officer. He has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan for the past five months, and was assigned to the emergency team...

12/12/2011 South Sudan

Doctor from Darwin writes of her work in Sudan

Jacqueline Boyd is a doctor from Darwin, who has just returned from her first field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières. Jacqueline was working in Gedaref, Sudan, where the organisation has been running a program treating the...

25/11/2011 Sudan

Libya: Interview with Médecins Sans Frontières Emergency Coordinator from Sirte Hospital

In this interview conducted on 13th October 2011, Dr Gabriele Rossi, Médecins Sans Frontières emergency coordinator, describes a very serious situation in Sirte. On the night following the interview, six patients died at Ibn Sina...

18/10/2011 Libya

Ethiopia: Interview with emergency field coordinator

Karliene Kleijer has recently returned from Liben in southern Ethiopia where she was the emergency field coordinator.

09/09/2011 Ethiopia, Somalia

Somalia: Gearing up in Galgaduud

In large parts of south and central Somalia, where malnutrition rates are high, ongoing conflict makes it difficult for international organisations like Médecins Sans Frontières to operate at full capacity. Where we can work, our...

02/09/2011 Somalia

Somalia: People jokingly call any child under the age of 11 “the Médecins Sans Frontières generation”

Hussein Sheikh Qassim works in the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Marere, southern Somalia. He spoke to us by phone on 17 August.

22/08/2011 Somalia

Logistician from Adelaide supports TB project in Colombia

At the end of December 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières began to support the national tuberculosis (TB) control program in Buenaventura, Colombia. The team is providing assistance to improve diagnosis and treatment for regular...

28/07/2011 Colombia
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