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Life is hard, the people are strong
MSF anthropologist Dale Koninckx writes about hardship and resilience in Bangassou, in the Central African Republic
28 May 2021 / 11 minute read
Central African Republic: After the rumours, the bombs
Communities in Bangassou were still scarred from violent clashes in 2017 when violence erupted again just a few weeks ago. Anthropologist Dale shares his account.
18 Feb 2021 / 20 minute read
Central African Republic: How we provide medical care in a conflict zone
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…
02 Dec 2020 / 11 minute read
Central African Republic: In the bush
Deep in a remote area of the Central African Republic, anthropologist Dale shares his diary of one day in the field with MSF
06 Oct 2020 / 10 minute read
Central African Republic: First steps in the country
MSF anthropologist Dale touches down in the Central African Republic.
28 Sep 2020 / 8 minute read
Uncovering myths about HIV: "It's frustrating to still be writing about stigma in 2017"
MSF researcher Emilie Venables has spent several weeks conducting in-depth interviews with patients at MSF’s AIDS unit in Kinshasa, as well as care-givers and health staff.
19 Aug 2017 / 6 minute read
Clubbing in Kibera
"This doesn’t happen everywhere, this unique and is making a huge impact on people’s lives."
19 Feb 2015 / 6 minute read
Caffeine and reflexivity
"I am going to try to explain part of my role as an anthropologist in an Ebola outbreak."
03 Dec 2014 / 5 minute read
Conversations on the ground
When I was working as an anthropologist and operational researcher in KwaZulu Natal, I conducted a lot of interviews with local ‘stakeholders’ and community members.
14 Nov 2014 / 6 minute read
“Farm Girl”. This is my new nickname from the team in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. It does, unfortunately, have several negative connotations.
27 Oct 2014 / 6 minute read
Reflections from South Africa
I write this on a flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg, fuelled by caffeine and weary after a few days by the sea to attend an HIV conference.
03 Oct 2014 / 3 minute read
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