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Unobstructed motherhood: women delivering safely in Sidama, Ethiopia

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Chad: “Here we see dozens of mothers who lose their children to acute malnutrition every year”

As the Hadjer Lamis region of western Chad is facing a nutritional crisis, Médecins Sans Frontières has set up a number of emergency feeding interventions. One of these is in Massakoury, one of the country’s main towns more than...

15/06/2010 Chad

Haiti: "The people are discouraged and nostalgic for the past, but they do not have a sense of resignation"

Dr. Maryvonne Bargues is a psychiatrist. She leads a 19-person Médecins Sans Frontières mental health team that includes 13 Haitian psychologists. In an interview at Médecins Sans Frontières’ Saint-Louis hospital in...

09/06/2010 Haiti

Colombia: "What a change!"

In 2005, Médecins Sans Frontières began providing sexual and reproductive healthcare in the maternity ward of the San Francisco de Asis Hospital in the town of Quidbo, in Colombia’s Choco department. Choco is the poorest region...

19/05/2010 Colombia

Australian midwife Margaret Bell shares her diary from Haiti

Margaret Bell is a nurse and midwife from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales who has just returned from Haiti. Based in Port-au-Prince, Margaret worked providing antenatal care. Margaret was in Haiti for 6 weeks. In a diary...

28/04/2010 Haiti

Australian doctor Heidi Spillane writes from China

Since August 2009, Heidi Spillane, a doctor from Byron Bay on the NSW north coast, has been working for Médecins Sans Frontières in China. She is based in the city of Nanning, in Guangxi province, in a project providing...

15/04/2010 China

Australian nurse Victoria Mowat writes from South Sudan

Victoria Mowat, a nurse from Brisbane, has just returned from working with Médecins Sans Frontières in southern Sudan. As supervisor of the therapeutic feeding centre, Victoria's focus was on providing care for malnourished...

17/03/2010 Sudan

Breathing Life into Maternal Healthcare in the Somali Region, Ethiopia

An account by Médecins Sans Frontières midwife Mali Ebrahami

08/03/2010 Ethiopia

At night I sleep under a tent, during the day I work under one

Paul Gerard, known as “Gerry” is a physiotherapist who had worked with Médecins Sans Frontières for more than 5 years. After the earthquake he was quickly mobilised to help patients with injuries in their rehabilitation process....

24/02/2010 Haiti

Médecins Sans Frontières helps me treat my fellow Haitians

Like thousands of Haitians, Geraldine Augustin started helping people just after the disaster. She is a young, passionate and energetic medical student who has just joined Médecins Sans Frontières. She belongs to the almost 1,500...

24/02/2010 Haiti

Anaesthetist in Nigeria

Marco Osti Avila is an anaesthetist. Originally from Brazil, Marco now lives in Sydney with his wife and child. Marco recently worked in Nigeria on his first placement with Médecins Sans Frontières. He was based in Port Harcourt,...

21/10/2009 Nigeria
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