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Lake Chad: “The only certainty is that people will remain uprooted and continue to live in fear”

The Lake Chad region has become the epicentre of violence with continued attacks by the Islamic...

In Memoriam: Médecins Sans Frontières colleagues killed in the Kunduz Trauma Centre attack

October 3, 2015 will forever remain a black day in Médecins Sans Frontières’ history. In the early...


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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

Australian midwife Margaret Bell shares her diary from Haiti

Margaret Bell is a nurse and midwife from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales who has just returned from Haiti. Based in Port-au-Prince, Margaret worked providing antenatal care. Margaret was in Haiti for 6 weeks. In a diary...more

28/04/2010 Haiti

Australian doctor Heidi Spillane writes from China

Since August 2009, Heidi Spillane, a doctor from Byron Bay on the NSW north coast, has been working for Médecins Sans Frontières in China. She is based in the city of Nanning, in Guangxi province, in a project providing...more

15/04/2010 China

Australian nurse Victoria Mowat writes from South Sudan

Victoria Mowat, a nurse from Brisbane, has just returned from working with Médecins Sans Frontières in southern Sudan. As supervisor of the therapeutic feeding centre, Victoria's focus was on providing care for malnourished...more

17/03/2010 Sudan
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