When war escalated in Yemen, Sana was abroad, having just qualified as a doctor. Hearing the news, she felt compelled to return to Taiz, scene of some of the conflict's fiercest fighting. Now she works in the malnutrition ward of the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders mother and child hospital.
Josie and Anup are an MSF nurse and logistician who are working against the clock to design a new piece of kit which could save vital time in an emergency. In their last post, with just one day left of the project, their prototype failed. In their final instalment, Josie and Anup blog about what happened next…
Mariko Miller is a Canadian emergency nurse working with MSF in Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, where MSF teams are providing healthcare to people forced from their homes by armed conflict, and supporting emergency care in two hospitals. Here she blogs about meeting patients from Hawija, a district southwest of Kirkuk, which has been under the control of armed groups for more than two years.
Our teams use Land Cruisers to get our patients, supplies and staff to where they need to be, across often challenging terrains. But Land Cruisers are cars, not ambulances, and this means finding a new fix every time a patient needs IV fluids, as these have to be hung upright to ensure the fluids can run freely. In the third instalment of their blog, Josie and Anup get to 'the fun part' of their project - designing and creating innovative solutions to a problem that had been costing vital time in emergencies.
Johanna Lönn is a nurse from Sweden on her first assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). For seven months she'll be managing a tuberculosis department at the hospital in a refugee camp in Bentiu, South Sudan. The hospital is the only health centre in the camp. Here she blogs about preparing her suitcase and mind for her first-ever assignment.