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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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Tobias Ballerstedt, from Sydney, writes of his first impressions as logistician in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), at a therapeutic and supplementary feeding centre in Kitchanga. This is Tobias’ third mission for...

06/10/2004 Democratic Republic of Congo


Dan Bascheira from Nightcliff in the Northern Territory is currently on his first mission as a logistician with Médecins Sans Frontières in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.

06/06/2004 Sierra Leone


Chris Daley is working in Yakawlang, northern Afghanistan as a Médecins Sans Frontières logistician. His position involves overseeing the general running of the project, supervising local staff, performing general maintenance and...

03/06/2003 Afghanistan


Matthew Everitt is working as a logistician for Médecins Sans Frontières in eastern Bangladesh. From Dover Heights NSW, he worked as a logistician for an aid agency in East Timor before joining. This is his first mission with...

01/03/2003 Bangladesh


Richard Urmonas is an engineer from Athelstone in South Australia. In November 2008, he left for southern Sudan, his first mission with Médecins Sans Frontiéres. Richard is working in a town called Aweil, where Médecins Sans...

24/04/2009 Sudan

Logistician Annas Alamudi on the Libya medical evacuation

Annas Alamudi is a logistician for Médecins Sans Frontières. Here, he writes about the recent medical evacuation undertaken by Médecins Sans Frontières, in which 71 patients were evacuated by boat from Libya to Tunisia.

05/04/2011 Libya

Logistician from Adelaide supports TB project in Colombia

At the end of December 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières began to support the national tuberculosis (TB) control program in Buenaventura, Colombia. The team is providing assistance to improve diagnosis and treatment for regular...

28/07/2011 Colombia

Logistician from Sydney, working in Dadaab refugee camps

Don McCallum,36, is an engineer from Sydney, recently returned from Dadaab in Kenya, the site of the world’s largest refugee settlement. Don was working as a logistician in the Dagahaley camp, in his first field placement with...

16/06/2011 Kenya, Somalia


Matthew Merrington is from Tocumwal in New South Wales. He is a logistician and administrator on his second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Ahwar, on the Gulf of Aden, in Yemen. Thousands of people risk their lives every...

26/02/2009 Yemen

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
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