• Alison Criado-Perez

    A new challenge in Don Bosco

    0 CommentsSadly, miracles don’t happen that often. Which is why, of course, they are miracles. We really wanted one yesterday, for another tiny baby. Just two months old, her mother brought her in with respiratory... Read more...
  • Kimberly Sudheimer

    Dr Kim's baby

    0 CommentsHello friends and family! As always, I hope this finds you well and happy. Today is the first day of the next year in the Islamic calendar, so welcome all to the year 1393! It seems to be the proper... Read more...
  • Kim Comer

    Decoupage

    3 CommentsI'm part of an impromptu-assembly line, cutting slits into small pieces of paper. I'm the last stop in the line, and after me, the little slips of paper tumble into a small tupperware box. The person before... Read more...
  • Phumeza Tisile

    Mixing Medicine with 'Muthi', not a good idea

    0 CommentsWell we all have different beliefs and religion. When it comes to healing, many patients become desperate and see options that are available out there. Well while I was in Brooklyn Chest Hospital there... Read more...
  • Mark Kostash

    Shisha (Shipshape) and Snacks Up Top

    0 CommentsYou just have to laugh ('cuz otherwise you would have to cry). "Autocorrect" does some very silly things. For example, when I typed that we were having Shisha (spiced tobacco through an elaborate water-pipe),... Read more...
  • Alison Criado-Perez

    A miracle in the midst of conflict

    6 CommentsMy natural alarm clock woke me this morning, as usual, at 5.15: a bird warbling in a mango tree outside my room. That sounds idyllic, a far cry from the horrors that are still occurring regularly just... Read more...
  • Steven Cohen

    School Program

    3 Comments MSF missions take a massive amount of coordination and effort, spanning several continents in real-time, which in turn can be intense, complicated and trying. I’ve made mention before of the logistical... Read more...
  • Diana Wellby

    The first day: everything went quiet

    2 CommentsI had settled into my room at the expat house, unpacked and was having a cup of tea. The next day was to be my first at the hospital. It was a pleasant afternoon and I sat on the verandah, watching the hoopoe... Read more...
  • Aoibhinn Walsh

    Tiny patients and the need for patience

    4 CommentsWe are given Pashto lessons once a week by a very obliging, and very patient, MSF staff member from Pakistan. I am proud of my new linguistic skills: I can now use basic pleasantries such as “Hello”... Read more...
  • Sarah Giles

    Closing Thoughts

    1 CommentPolitical situations change, and sometimes that means that an MSF project is put on hold, or even closed, unexpectedly.  Sometimes the sensitivities related to projects MSF works on means other that we are not able... Read more...