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Nigeria: “There are only two doctors in the whole of north Borno State”

Between May 2013 and November 2014, the Nigerian government declared a state of emergency in three...

"I’m caught between two choices: long-term treatment or amputation"

Najwa, a 34-year old mother from Khan Younis. Najwa was approved for surgery and referred to the...

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Field Coordinator Emily Bell writes from Zambia

Médecins Sans Frontières Field Coordinator Emily Bell, writes from Luwingu, Zambia. She follows the story of one patient, Christina, who has recently been enrolled in Médecins Sans Frontières' Prevention of Mother to Child...

08/04/2011 Zambia

Field Coordinator Henry Gray in Ivory Coast

Henry Gray from Scotland, is Médecins Sans Frontières' field coordinator in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

04/04/2011 Côte d'Ivoire

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

Financial Administrator

Michael Rowell, a financial administrator from Melbourne, is on his second field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières in Juba, southern Sudan. In 2008-09, Michael was based in Islamabad, Pakistan for nine months on his first...

17/09/2009 Sudan

Financial controller

Paula Llavallol has been working as a financial controller in Madagascar since May. This is her first mission. Paula had been working in the Sydney office for the previous three years as a Development Officer.

21/07/2003

Fleeing violence in Iraq

Médecins Sans Frontières Field coordinator Omar Ahmed Abenza writes from Najaf.

03/12/2014 Iraq

From refugee to international aid worker - my story

When I was nine-years-old, my family was forced to escape Sudan. That was in 1986. I still remember the fear that was around at the time. We heard that more and more people in the South were being persecuted and abused, even...

24/05/2013 Sudan

Good things come in threes

Ally Moebus is a paediatric nurse from Melbourne, Australia, currently working in Médecins Sans Frontières’ Dasht-e-Barchi maternity hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. This is Ally’s first field placement with Médecins Sans...

04/06/2015 Afghanistan

Haiti earthquake: reflecting after five years

This week marks the five year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake which killed more than 220,000 people and left 1.5 million people homeless. Louise Johnston, a nurse from Ballarat, was one of 34 Australians and New Zealanders...

16/01/2015 Haiti

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
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