Ernazor is 58, but looks much older. He has a haggard appearance, is short of breath on the slightest exertion and his feet bear the hallmarks of peripheral vascular disease.
The end of a mission means writing a report of what you did and what’s left to do. But it’s also a time when I do my own self-assessment, and as...
It’s 9:10am and our data assistant still hasn’t reported for duty. My database manager tried to call her mobile phone, but it’s not working.
After 4 months in Nukus, no one asks me if I’m Indian anymore. Complete strangers now approach me with a one-word question. “America?” I guess word...
Fourth and last day in Andijon. Our skeletal team will remain while they await reinforcements from Amsterdam, but it’s time for me and my database...
Sandy writes from Uzbekistan where she is working as an epidemiologist for the MSF mission there. Uzbekistan and much of the rest of central Asia has some of the highest rates of Tuberculosis (TB) and its drug resistant strains (DR-TB) in the world. MSF is working to treat those with the ofted deadly infection.