patient story

Once more into the breech dear friends - An emergency delivery in Nigeria

Pippa is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant from the UK. She is currently on assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Jahun, northern Nigeria – returning after a break of five years. In this, her second blog, Pippa shares her experience of settling back in, as well as an emergency operation to save a mother's life.

“I believe in miracles”: Treating casualties from the Syrian civil war

For more than four years, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have treated severely injured Syrian refugees arriving in Ramtha, Jordan. As our time in the city comes to a close, Renate Sinke, a project coordinator from the Netherlands, remembers saving lives and limbs as part of a remarkable surgical programme.