At our Tongolo project in the Central African Republic, survivors of sexual violence can find both physical care and psychological support. Mental health specialist Gisela Silva Gonzalez takes us inside this important and powerful place.
Our principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence have been at the heart of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for nearly 50 years. But what does that look like in a conflict zone? Anthropologist Dale writes…
Charles Ssonko is an HIV/TB advisor based in the Manson Unit – a specialist medical innovation team – at MSF UK. As part of his work in the Central African Republic, Charles blogs about a series of innovative groups that have empowered HIV patients even in times of conflict.
"After my six months here in the Central African Republic I can only say: It is an amazing experience! You learn so much. I am sure that an assignment with MSF will not allow anyone to return home unchanged."
Traditional medicine plays an important role in the Central African Republic. I have more critical view of the issue, because unfortunately we encounter it in two specific situations in hospital: in emergency cases and at discharges against medical advice.