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“Providing safe childbirth to Nigerian mothers”

Sivapalan Namasivay is an experienced anaesthetist. Since 2011, he has worked on several...

Afghanistan: Kunduz eyewitness - “They had just been working in the hospital to help people... and now they are dead"

Médecins Sans Frontières nurse Lajos Zoltan Jecs (photographed above in Kabul in 2013) was in...


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Haiti: In labour, with cholera

Isaie Jeanty hospital is a Haitian Ministry of Health maternity hospital in Port au Prince, which has received support from Médecins Sans Frontières since March 2010. The Médecins Sans Frontières teams focus on the obstetric...more

09/12/2010 Haiti

Haiti: “If She Does Not Drink, She Will Die”

Interview with Michelle Mays, Médecins Sans Frontières nursemore

03/12/2010 Haiti

‘Health Needs Will Only Increase’: Médecins Sans Frontières in Afghanistan

One year after Médecins Sans Frontières started working again in Afghanistan, Country Representative Michiel Hofman highlights some of the choices, challenges, and sheds light on the way forward for Médecins Sans Frontières in...more

02/12/2010 Afghanistan

Malawi: Australian doctor Rosyln Brooks

Roslyn Brooks is a doctor from Cooma in New South Wales. She is currently working with Médecins Sans Frontières in Malawi, in one of the organisation’s biggest HIV/AIDS program. This is Roslyn’s fifth field placement with...more

21/10/2010 Malawi

Nurse from Alice Springs working in Ethiopia

Colin Watson is a nurse from Alice Springs. He writes to us from Mathar in Ethiopia, where he has been working since March 2010. This is Colin's third field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières, having previously worked with...more

25/08/2010 Ethiopia

Haiti: Supporting the national staff to support their people

Rebecca Bennett is an Australian psychologist working in Haiti. Here she journals her experiences during her time in the earthquake-affected country.more

09/07/2010 Haiti

Doctor writes from Malawi’s largest ever vaccination campaign

Dr Neil Stone, a physician originally from Glasgow, Scotland, is working with Médecins Sans Frontières, responding to a major measles epidemic in Malawi, southern Africa.more

15/06/2010 Malawi

Chad: “Here we see dozens of mothers who lose their children to acute malnutrition every year”

As the Hadjer Lamis region of western Chad is facing a nutritional crisis, Médecins Sans Frontières has set up a number of emergency feeding interventions. One of these is in Massakoury, one of the country’s main towns more than...more

15/06/2010 Chad

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...more

09/06/2010 Haiti

Colombia: "What a change!"

In 2005, Médecins Sans Frontières began providing sexual and reproductive healthcare in the maternity ward of the San Francisco de Asis Hospital in the town of Quidbo, in Colombia’s Choco department. Choco is the poorest region...more

19/05/2010 Colombia
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