Letters from the field

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Shelley Wright is a nurse from Temuka, New Zealand, and is currently on her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in northern Uganda. Here Shelley writes about her first impressions working with Médecins Sans Frontières’s...more

06/05/2007 Uganda


Jane Greig is an epidemiologist from Victoria, currently on her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières. Jane is working as Epidemiologist & Coordinator of Operational Research for Médecins Sans Frontières in Lagos, Nigeria,...more

22/04/2007 Nigeria


Australian nurse Judy Coram, from Victoria, wrote this letter describing the events of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day as celebrated in the Médecins Sans Frontières-run ‘TB village’ in the refugee camp MaeLa, about an hours drive...more

17/04/2007 Myanmar (Burma), Thailand


As I stepped off the plane in South Sudan, in the middle of nowhere, on a continent I had only seen as a tourist, I realised no amount of briefing, videos, books, nor courses could prepare me for the tour I was about to take....more

09/04/2007 Sudan


A New Zealand medical doctor from Christchurch, Emily Gill, writes about her impressions of her first month on mission in the west of Côte d’Ivoire, where Médecins Sans Frontières has a primary health care clinic and a...more

21/02/2007 Côte d'Ivoire

Head of Mission, Sudan

Australian Philip Humphris, from Victoria, is Médecins Sans Frontières head of mission in Sudan. He has returned from Darfur and, as the number of aid actors in Darfur continues to decrease because of the violence, explains what...more

20/02/2007 Sudan


Euan Beamont is a logistician from Geraldton, Western Australia, who has completed two missions with Médecins Sans Frontières. Here Euan writes about his most recent Médecins Sans Frontières project from January to August 2006....more

26/01/2007 Thailand


Sydney nurse Matthew Cleary, writes from Tibiri in southern Niger about his new post as field coordinator for a large and expanded nutritional rehabilitation project, via outpatient management. Matthew has completed two previous...more

23/11/2006 Niger


Liberia is currently in a rebuilding phase following a 14-year civil war that ended in 2003. The war destroyed 95% of health facilities, and today Médecins Sans Frontières runs eight hospitals throughout Liberia. Australian...more

09/11/2006 Liberia


Stephanie Jones is a medical doctor from New Zealand, who is now based in Monbulk, Victoria. She has been in Rukumkot, in the Rukum district of Nepal, since early June working on a Primary Health Project. This is Stephanie's...more

18/10/2006 Nepal
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