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Liz Scott is a doctor from Te Anau, New Zealand. Liz recently returned from her second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Kenya, where she worked in a kala azar project.

20/01/2009 Kenya

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 Palestinian Territories


Sydney nurse Julie Gawthorne writes to us from Khartoum, Sudan, where she is preparing to fly home to Australia. Julie was based in the Médecins Sans Frontières project in Zalingei, West Darfur.

20/11/2008 Sudan


Dr Paul Kwa and Dr Ruth Eagles, two Australian doctors from Townsville, are currently working together in Aweil, South Sudan, a region that is still recovering from a long-running civil war that ended in 2005 with the signing of...

20/10/2008 Sudan


Dr Russell ‘Skip’ Townsend is an anaesthetist from Cairns in Queensland, who has recently returned from Sri Lanka where he was working with Médecins Sans Frontières in Point Pedro on the Jaffna Peninsula. This was Russell’s...

30/09/2008 Sri Lanka

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


Sydney pharmacist Susanne Weress writes home from the Médecins Sans Frontières HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis project on Homa Bay’s shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya.

26/08/2008 Kenya


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


Damien Brown is a medical doctor from Eltham in Victoria. He has just completed his second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières, this time in Mozambique. Here, he describes a nutritional screening which takes place in a camp for...

27/05/2008 Mozambique


Melbourne nurse Anthony Flynn writes from Oromiya, the largest region in Ethiopia, where he has been involved in an emergency measles vaccination campaign. This is Anthony’s second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières. His first...

14/04/2008 Ethiopia
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