Abatgul is a patient advocate who raises awareness of drug-resistant TB in Uzbekistan. Here she blogs about the first time she realised she was ill... I work as a journalist for the Nukus TV station...
Sarah has recently started her first MSF assignment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She blogs about culture shock, naming babies and having a giggle with the locals...
Sam is a doctor from the UK currently on his first assignment with MSF. He blogs about the work of the team in Kibera, a settlement in Nairobi, where MSF treats patients with a wide range of health needs, including HIV, TB, and support after sexual and gender based violence.
Malaria is preventable, detectable and treatable. However, it still kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. In her last posts, Emily kept a photo diary as she and her team set up and ran two emergency malaria clinics in the DRC. This time, Emily documents what the team has been doing to prevent patients being reinfected, and to stop others getting sick in the first place.
Sarah is a doctor on board the MV Aquarius, a search & rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, which is jointly operated by MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE. She blogs about the women she meets on board...
There is no such thing as “free” vaccines: Why we rejected Pfizer’s donation offer of pneumonia vaccines.
I recently had the difficult task of telling Ian Read, Pfizer’s CEO, that Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is rejecting the company’s offer to donate a significant number of pneumonia vaccine (PCV) doses for the children we serve. This is not a decision that we took lightly, since our medical teams working in the field witness the impact of pneumonia every day.