Letters from the field

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Robin Sands is an Australian logistician from Eltham, Victoria, currently responsible for food supply of Médecins Sans Frontières nutritional programs in Maradi, southern Niger. This is Robin’s second mission with Médecins Sans...

16/09/2006 Niger


Dr David Evans has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières on a study using an alternative medicine to treat meningitis in Niger since February 2003. This is his fifth mission with the agency, following previous postings in...

30/05/2003 Niger


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,...

22/04/2007 Nigeria


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 Palestine

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 Palestine

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 Palestine
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