Fieldset
Four staff stories from our frontline teams - May 2022

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

We rushed her to the red zone”: Saving a young life in Afghanistan

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A team of MSF nurses perform CPR on a critically ill young child at Herat Regional Hospital, December 2020
A team of MSF nurses perform CPR on a critically ill young child at Herat Regional Hospital, December 2020

Until every child is vaccinated, we will continue to see children like Tahera arriving at our hospital

Treatment isn’t working for a critically ill little girl carried into an MSF hospital. Paediatric nurse Rebecca Ferguson and the team will need to act fast.

REBECCA'S STORY >

 


Ukraine: “When the soldiers took over the clinic, I treated patients in my home”

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Dr Olena shows Maurizio around the clinic
Dr Olena shows Maurizio around the clinic

She would have countless reasons to break down, or at least reasons to rest, but her drive to help her patients keeps her incredibly motivated

Between 25 February and early April, the town of Hostomel, on the outskirts of Kyiv, was the scene of brutal fighting. When occupying Russian forces left, an MSF team began working to restore medical services - supporting healthcare staff who had stayed to treat people from their own homes. Communications manager Maurizio Debanne shares the story.

MAURIZIO'S STORY >

 


Jerusalem: “The patients kept on coming like waves”

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Medics from MSF and the PRCS treat patients at a trauma point
Medics from MSF and the PRCS treat patients at a trauma point

I thought about how horrible her experience must have been and how long the memories of the day’s violence would stay with her

On Friday 15 April, Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, injuring over 150 people including children. Carlo Brugiotti, a trauma surgeon with MSF in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, joined the medical team dispatched to treat and triage the wounded.
 

CARLO'S STORY >

 


Longread: Semi-nomadic healthcare in South Sudan – First day in the cattle camps

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An MSF Landcruiser used to carry the team to reach nomadic groups
An MSF Landcruiser used to carry the team to reach nomadic groups

We continue the day like this, sailing from house to house, under a blazing sun. A discussion with five young mothers here, an interview with a hunter there. 

MSF anthropologist Dale joins the healthcare promotion team in a vast and remote region of South Sudan. He shares his journey to reach communities almost cut off from care.

DALE'S STORY >