I’m back! A three month break and I’m back in Afghanistan! I landed with good sunny weather, early in the morning when the heat had not yet set in...
What I do here in two months is something I do at home during two years, taking into account the number and complexity of surgeries.
Tomáš wrote this post in March 2015. Ratatatatatatata, Ratata ... tata, boom, boom ... 6:09 wake-up call. After one hour of sleep. Firstly, there is...
It’s June and my stay in southern Afghanistan is almost over. Since my last post a lot of things have changed. Our newborn intensive care unit (NICU...
With nervous anticipation I stood in Dasht-e-Barchi operating theatre. Having spent most of my nursing career in Australia working at a tertiary...
The conflict in Afghanistan continues to limit access to quality healthcare services.
People in need of healthcare must often travel long distances, across insecure areas, to reach public medical facilities. A lack of trained medical staff, particularly female doctors and nurses, further restricts access for many. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is expanding its work at several hospitals, aiming to meet some of the most urgent needs.
MSF has been working in Afghanistan since 1981. It has several facilities all over Afghanistan, including a trauma centre in Kunduz, Northern Afghanistan, and a hospital in Lashkargah, Helmand Province.