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Five powerful posts from our teams around the world - August 2021

This month's highlights from the Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) blog.

“I could see the joy on their faces”: Life-saving care in northern Nigeria

When I came to the office on Monday morning, the man with his wife and child were the first people I found standing at the gate...

Mohammed Dikko Abdullahi works for MSF in his hometown of Maiduguri, a city of relative security in a region which has faced over a decade of violence. He shares the story of a young family and the medical care that saves lives.

DIKKO'S STORY >

 

Sudan: Improving hospital care one step at a time in West Darfur

Sometimes we can be overwhelmed by the challenges of a task. But during my time in Geneina, I tried to remind myself that small changes can lead to big results

Thousands of people have had to flee violence in West Darfur. Nurse Aghendia Alemngu has been working with the team in the teaching hospital in Geneina, the capital of the state. She shares her experience…

AGHENDIA'S STORY >

 

‘Born under attack to be buried under attack, a life without rest in Gaza’

Every day I went to work and left my family at home, knowing that any time there could be a strike...

In May 2021, Gaza was enveloped in a new wave of violence. As the bombs fell, doctors Mohammed Abu Mughaisib and Natalie Thurtle were coordinating medical activities in the territory. They reflect on their very different experiences…

MOHAMMED & NATALIE'S STORY >

 

Blood and community: How health promotion is saving lives in Nigeria

It’s not something we went to the market square with our megaphones and shouted about...

Medical teams in Ngala were facing a major shortage of blood donors, with serious consequences. Health promoter Dogara Yohana explains how his team set out to help...

DOGARA'S STORY >

 

Venezuela: "This is no time for photos"

I have cried with emotion at seeing patients add their handprints to the hospital wall as a symbol of triumph when they are discharged...

The mental health of patients, their families and frontline health staff has been a fundamental part of COVID-19-related projects run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) across the world. For Yotibel Moreno, MSF communications officer in Venezuela, managing the pain caused by the virus became personal when Yotibel’s own uncle was admitted to MSF’s COVID-19 care unit in Caracas.

YOTIBEL'S STORY >