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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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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

Logistician Annas Alamudi on the Libya medical evacuation

Annas Alamudi is a logistician for Médecins Sans Frontières. Here, he writes about the recent medical evacuation undertaken by Médecins Sans Frontières, in which 71 patients were evacuated by boat from Libya to Tunisia.

05/04/2011 Libya

Field Coordinator Henry Gray in Ivory Coast

Henry Gray from Scotland, is Médecins Sans Frontières' field coordinator in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

04/04/2011 Ivory Coast

Southern Sudan: “Insecurity remains a reality”

With almost 99 percent of the Southern Sudanese population voting for secession from North Sudan, the newest country of the world is expected to become officially independent in July 2011. But at such a pivotal time and amidst...

28/02/2011 Sudan

Reaching out to people trapped by conflict

“I met people whose villages had been burnt to the ground by one military group or another; they had run into the bush and were living with trees over the top of them and no mosquito nets. The malaria – I’d never seen anything...

16/02/2011 Democratic Republic of Congo

Haiti: In labour, with cholera

Isaie Jeanty hospital is a Haitian Ministry of Health maternity hospital in Port au Prince, which has received support from Médecins Sans Frontières since March 2010. The Médecins Sans Frontières teams focus on the obstetric...

09/12/2010 Haiti
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