The first time our sweet patient started clapping and singing with the staff at feeding time, I knew that we were here for a reason
Just hours after the doors open to a brand new hospital in Sierra Leone, US nurse Amanda receives a call. The first-ever patient has arrived in the emergency room - a 15-month-old girl suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Over the next few days, as more and more patients arrive, the team work hard to bring a smile to the face of their "First little lady".
I could hear in her voice just how relieved she was that she and her son were healthy and safe after the operation
Airstrikes, landmines, a healthcare system on the brink of collapse: the gruelling civil war in Yemen continues, hitting the most vulnerable people the hardest. Alex Dunne, an Irish humanitarian affairs officer, shares the life-saving impact our teams are making amid the chaos - from delivering babies to removing bullets.
When I am quiet and just listen to our Congolese staff and patients, I am consistently amazed by the stories I hear
In the town of Walikale, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the MSF team have witnessed the devastating consequences that sexual violence and unsafe abortion can have for their patients. Claire, a midwife from the USA, writes proudly about her own determination to deliver the best care possible to women in need of treatment after trauma.
My husband called us just before it hit to ask how we were and to tell us to be safe... That was the last time we spoke
After Cyclone Idai claimed her husband's life, a 26-year-old nurse from Mozambique knew she had to fight to both provide for her family and help her community to recover. In this heartbreaking and humbling blog, an anonymous staff member shares her powerful story.
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