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Margaret Bell, an Australian nurse from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, has just returned from Darfur, in western Sudan, where 1.5 million displaced people have sought shelter and protection in regional centres, and where...

29/11/2004 Sudan


Susan Thomas, is a nurse from Sydney on her third mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Soroti, Uganda. Susan has completed two previous missions with the organisation in South Sudan and Uganda – this will be the second time...

24/07/2004 Uganda


Helen Melville is a nurse from Wagga Wagga, who has recently returned to the city of Herat in Western Afghanistan for a second ‘tour of duty’ working on a tuberculosis program. This is her fourth mission, following previous...

08/03/2004 Afghanistan


Marg Ward is a 61-year-old grandmother from Ballina in Northern NSW who is working as a nurse in Soroti, in the Northeast of Uganda. Médecins Sans Frontières offers basic health-care in four sites for displaced people in Soroti...

09/01/2004 Uganda


Susan Thomas, was a nurse on her second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Ibba, South Sudan when she wrote this letter. Susan had completed one previous mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Uganda, and is now working...

11/05/2003 Sudan


Debra-Lee Holman is a nurse from Cairns. This is her first mission for Médecins Sans Frontières and now she is living and working in Chaman on the remote Pakistan/Afghanistan border about 200 kilometres south of Kandahar, the...

09/11/2003 Afghanistan, Pakistan


Chris Wilson is a nurse and midwife from Cairns, Australia. She has been the field co-ordinator for the Médecins Sans Frontières' Northern Afghanistan project in Faryab Province since June 2003. This is her second mission with...

22/11/2003 Afghanistan


Helen Meville is a nurse from Wagga Wagga. She has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières on a TB program in Afghanistan since January 2003. This is her third mission with the agency, following previous postings in Uzbekistan...

13/10/2003 Afghanistan


Rosie Clifton is a theatre nurse from Fremantle, Western Australia. Her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières has taken her to the seperatist republic of Abkhazia in Georgia. Rosie has been there since June this year.

04/08/2003 Georgia


David Murray is from Sydney. He has been working as a nurse in Nchelenge, Zambia since January this year. This is his first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières.

05/08/2003 Zambia
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