• Kim Comer

    Decoupage

    0 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

    2 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

    1 CommentI 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...
  • Sonwabile Ntlantsane

    Bright light

    1 CommentIt’s been 15 months into MDR treatment but it feels like I’ve just started yesterday. The side effects are still there and the journey still seems very long although there are only a few months left... Read more...
  • Alison Criado-Perez

    Far from this green and pleasant land

    0 CommentsI’ve just come back from a bike ride. The sky is blue and cloudless, the green verges are splashed with the bright yellow of the first daffodils. Birds are singing, ponies graze happily in the fields.... Read more...