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Mali: “Today, humanitarian aid is more necessary than ever in the north”

Seïdina Ousseini has been Médecins Sans Frontières Field Coordinator in Ansongo, in the north of...

Ukraine: Fighting decreases but medical situation remains dire

Although fighting in eastern Ukraine has reduced since a ceasefire came into effect on 15 February,...

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Nurse from Alice Springs working in Ethiopia

Colin Watson is a nurse from Alice Springs. He writes to us from Mathar in Ethiopia, where he has been working since March 2010. This is Colin's third field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières, having previously worked with...

25/08/2010 Ethiopia

Haiti: Supporting the national staff to support their people

Rebecca Bennett is an Australian psychologist working in Haiti. Here she journals her experiences during her time in the earthquake-affected country.

09/07/2010 Haiti

Doctor writes from Malawi’s largest ever vaccination campaign

Dr Neil Stone, a physician originally from Glasgow, Scotland, is working with Médecins Sans Frontières, responding to a major measles epidemic in Malawi, southern Africa.

15/06/2010 Malawi

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
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