The Emergency Room (ER) in the DHQ hospital in Timergara has a dedicated corner for babies younger than 28 days in the Red Room - the room where we...
Annke blogs about overcoming the language barrier to treat emergency patients in Pakistan
"One day, last October, I was sitting in my favourite coffee spot in the mall in my home town, Witbank, thinking about what I could do with my future, when I looked up and noticed the MSF marketing stand just outside the shop. Then I thought: I want to do something like that... and so the dream was born!"
HR specialist Eben is in Pakistan, where he's working to ensure that the MSF/Doctors Without Borders project in Timergara has the staff it needs to continue its vital work. Here he blogs about the quest for a female gynaecologist, and about life in the team...
"After two weeks in the project, I came back to Islamabad not only with more knowledge of Hepatitis C, of our project in Machar Colony, and the local pharmaceutical activities there, but also extremely touched by the chance to work on something that impacts other people’s lives in such a positive way. This, for sure, is the main reason why I joined MSF."
Health services in Pakistan are often unaffordable and in many regions, conflict and insecurity further restrict access.
In many parts of Pakistan sectarian violence is rife. Government forces are also engaged in military operations against armed opposition groups.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) programmes focus mainly on meeting urgent needs among communities affected by insecurity.