Alexander Nyman is a Swedish ER doctor who recently returned from an assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Old Fangak, a remote town in South Sudan. In this blog, he writes about the day his team responded to an emergency – a patient who had been stabbed with a spear.
Mike is a family doctor from the UK who is currently working with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on a project in Jordan, treating Syrian refugees suffering from chronic diseases. Here, he blogs about his team moving into a new house together.
Mike is a family doctor from the UK who is currently working with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on a project in Jordan covering non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Kashmir-based medical doctor Samreen Hussain recently returned from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where she worked as part of a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team providing medical care to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. In this piece, she describes the challenges posed by the re-emergence of diphtheria.
"We found out that the food rations allocated to each family had been significantly reduced a few month ago, and the distribution of rations was changed to monthly instead of fortnightly deliveries. You can easily imagine how families could simply just run out of food well before the end of the month."
"I’ve chosen to be here and could leave and I’m safe and well. The refugee population we serve are suffering more and struggling badly. They face a poor choice: staying here in increasing poverty and with the traumatic damage they brought with them, or returning to Syria."