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South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia: An emergency situation requiring a special response

Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing medical aid to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia...

"These people need assistance, more than ever.”

Christine Bimansha is a medical doctor from Congo and one of Médecins Sans Frontières’ experienced...


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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...

21/10/2010 Malawi

Malawi: Australian nurse writes of her work in HIV project

Aisleen Glasby, a nurse from Wights Mountain, QLD, recently returned from Chiradzulu district in southern Malawi, where she worked in one of Médecins Sans Frontières’ largest HIV programs. This was her second field placement,...

18/05/2012 Malawi

Médecins Sans Frontières helps me treat my fellow Haitians

Like thousands of Haitians, Geraldine Augustin started helping people just after the disaster. She is a young, passionate and energetic medical student who has just joined Médecins Sans Frontières. She belongs to the almost 1,500...

24/02/2010 Haiti

Medical co-ordinator

Dr Matthew Reid, from New Zealand, is a medical co-ordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières based in Moscow. He has been there since December 2005. He was previously in Monrovia, Liberia in a similar role. Before this he was a...

03/07/2006 Russian Federation

Medical Co-ordinator

New Zealander Jacqui Tong is currently working as Medical Co-ordinator in Darfur, West Sudan where a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions is unfolding. Over a million civilians have been displaced by violent attacks on...

10/08/2004 Sudan

Medical scientist

Olivia Yacoub is a medical scientist from Adelaide. She has been on two missions with Médecins Sans Frontières, first working in our HIV/AIDS project in the Chiradzulu district of Malawi and then in the laboratory of the Mamba...

10/05/2007 Liberia


As I stepped off the plane in South Sudan, in the middle of nowhere, on a continent I had only seen as a tourist, I realised no amount of briefing, videos, books, nor courses could prepare me for the tour I was about to take....

09/04/2007 Sudan


Anna Dicker is a nurse from Lennox Head in northern NSW. She is currently on her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières.

29/08/2007 Sudan


In January 2006 Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson was elected Liberian President and in doing so became Africa's first elected woman head of state. One of the biggest challenges ahead is healthcare, as Sydney nurse and Médecins Sans...

26/04/2006 Liberia


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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