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How Will I Say Goodbye?

So, I am nearing the end of my mission. I’ve spent nine months in Afghanistan, and most of it has whizzed by. I can’t believe I am almost done, and at the same time, I am ready to go home. … Continue reading

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To the Unsung Heroes of MSF

I struggled to decide what to write about this week, and then it hit me. Why not talk about the unsung heroes of MSF. When I became interested in working with MSF, it was all about the doctors and nurses, … Continue reading

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What if?

Today I saw the worst case of breast cancer I have ever seen. The Chief of Medicine asked me to come and see a patient with the surgeon, as the patient appeared to have a large abscess on her neck. … Continue reading

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Olympics – Helmand Style

Last weekend, the MSF staff in Lashkar Gah challenged the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) to the first ever Olympic games held in our compound. The ICRC accepted the challenge with an email that suggested they were going to … Continue reading

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Today is a Good Day

Today, in Boost Hospital, it is a pretty calm day. The emergency department is not overflowing with patients, for a change, and we actually have an empty bed on the female inpatient department. Some days are better than others. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Afghanistan – the “Hollywood” of MSF missions

I am now at the half-way point of my mission here in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. I have been here for four months.  I remember everyone’s surprise that I would consent to come to such a “dangerous” place, and how concerned … Continue reading

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