Alexandra Schuster works as a “flying mechanic” in South Sudan, travelling across the country to provide the urgent technical support that can keep a remote medical project running. In this blog, she shares her thoughts on her first ever mission with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
What would you expect from South Sudan, the “newest” country in the world? Czech epidemiologist Tereza Kaplanova shares her thoughts on arriving in the conflict-stricken country for her first assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
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.
Raimund Alber is an Austrian psychologist currently working with MSF in South Sudan. He shares his powerful story about the night he met a young man who had been pushed to his limits… Content note: suicide.
Lisa, an obstetritian / gynaecologist from the USA, has just returned from an assignment with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Aweil, South Sudan. Here she blogs about helping a young woman who has survived sexual violence...
"A few weeks ago a woman walked into maternity after four days of intense labor, accompanied by her sister-wife and her husband’s brothers. Her husband had been killed five days prior in some clan fighting. She was pregnant with her seventh baby, and something was not right..."