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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
Sierra Leone: Bringing healthcare closer to the people
Anthropologist Bernadette Schauberger has been on assignment with MSF/Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone since April 2016.
12 Sep 2016 / 3 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
Ebola: "I was terrified of my first time in the high-risk zone. Now I train others."
A neonatal experience in Gambela, Ethiopia
Crossing the swamp: How we get healthcare to the people in remote South Sudan
Last blog post from a Muzungu* in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
When people flee to seek refuge
"Imagine a safe place": Working as a psychologist with refugee children
Iraq: "He is too young to be so hungry, too young to understand the decisions his family had to make to survive"
Feeding little Bilal: treating malnutrition in Pakistan
DRC: The smile that keeps me working
Yemen: Giving hope to people caught in the crossfire
Innovation: Civil war, communities and HIV
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