When I was living in the camp, I never imagined myself accomplishing something as I am today
As a child living in a displacement camp in Uganda, Aisha Akello first found MSF when her brother needed urgent treatment. More than thirty years later and now working as an MSF midwife, she shares her inspiring story.
I would see many more arrive with terrible wounds in similar situations. Mostly women and children. Not all survived.
Back home, Australian doctor Paras has seen snakebite victims in intensive care saved with antivenom. Now, in the middle of the South Sudanese bush, she shares the human consequences of neglecting this medical emergency, as well as the story of one young patient that will stay with her.
COVID-19 is complicated around the world, but in countries like the DRC the challenges are exacerbated by persistent extreme poverty, instability, conflict and a healthcare system that is barely functioning.
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, so do the rumours surrounding the virus. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, MSF health promoter Sabrina and her team are taking these myths head-on – working to engage vulnerable communities and help them stay safe.
I have to keep my bags packed for a variety of locations, climates, and conditions
With his bag packed and ready to go, British logistician Dan runs through the “universal” items that will help get him through an assignment anywhere in the world.
My mind rushes to calculate the amount of medication we have left in the pharmacy. It’s a daunting feeling knowing that we only have a few weeks' supply
A young boy is in a critical condition. He'll need life-saving medication, possibly for months. But in this remote location, securing medicines is no easy matter. Lamya blogs from South Sudan.