Letters from the field

  Topic Date Location

Nurse

Anna Dicker is a nurse from Lennox Head in NSW who is currently on her second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Médecins Sans Frontières’s trauma hospital, located in the Teme Hospital, opened in...

26/07/2008 Nigeria

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

Financial administrator

Michael Rowell, a financial administrator from Melbourne, is on his first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Islamabad, Pakistan. Here, Michael describes his experiences in his first eight months of working in the Médecins...

17/09/2008 Pakistan

Pakistan: Head of Mission

Chris Lockyear spent most of 2008/9 as Médecins Sans Frontières head of mission to Pakistan. This was his sixth placement with Médecins Sans Frontières, following periods in Somalia, North Sudan and Darfur.

10/09/2009 Pakistan

Clinical Psychologist

Kathleen Leach is a clinical psychologist from Eltham, Victoria on her first mission in Gaza, in the Palestinian Territories. Kathleen writes to us about her day to day life in Gaza and her work in the Médecins Sans Frontières...

08/12/2008 Palestinian Territories

One week in Gaza

Three field workers from Médecins Sans Frontières document the recent war in Gaza, which has seen civilians and medical workers come under fire.

14/08/2014 Palestinian Territories

Occupied Minds: translating stories of trauma in Palestine

Ola Jabari is 29 years old and has always dreamed of the sea. I smile when she tells me this. “In Spanish, Ola …” “Yes, I know”, she interrupts, “the Médecins Sans Frontières psychologists from Spain always remind me about it”....

01/04/2015 Palestinian Territories

“In the end I leave with hope… hope that violence becomes the exception to the rule and not the rule itself.”

Kate White is a nurse from Brisbane, Australia who has done six field placements with Médecins Sans Frontières.

25/11/2013 Papua New Guinea

Medical co-ordinator

Dr Matthew Reid, from New Zealand, is a medical co-ordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières based in Moscow. He has been there since December 2005. He was previously in Monrovia, Liberia in a similar role. Before this he was a...

03/07/2006 Russian Federation

Psychologist

Justine Simons (30), psychologist, Australia: "My relationship with Médecins Sans Frontières began in 2001. I graduated from Griffith University as a psychologist and I started working for a private Catholic hospital in Brisbane,...

13/09/2006 Russian Federation
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