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Dreams and detours: How I became an MSF nurse
From childhood dreams to the frontline of humanitarian healthcare, Filipina nurse Ji shares the less than straight forward path that led her to MSF...
25 Oct 2019 / 6 minute read
Philippines: the Marawi City crisis
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the violence in Marawi City, a regional capital in the south of the Philippines. Dr Natasha Reyes blogs about MSF's emergency response...
04 Oct 2017 / 4 minute read
No Children Should be Parentless Anymore Because of Tuberculosis
My father celebrated his 51st birthday on March 11, 2003. Three days after his birthday, he lost his battle against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
22 Mar 2015 / 5 minute read
Perhaps We Can Make It Definitely
I got my first Drug Sensitivity Test (DST) result in Nov 11, 2004, that was 3 years after I started receiving TB treatment under the management of different private physicians.
29 Oct 2014 / 4 minute read
Saving What is Left of ME – My Options
(2nd installment of blog entry titled Saving What is Left of ME - read part one)
25 Jul 2014 / 4 minute read
Saving What is Left of ME
14 Jul 2014 / 3 minute read
A Heart for Service
January of this year, I filed my application for a MBA program in one of the top university in the Philippines.
25 Jun 2014 / 5 minute read
Yes I am Now TB Free but Let Me Tell You This
Spending almost ten years being a tuberculosis patient made March 24 more meaningful to me. It is World TB Day.
24 Mar 2014 / 5 minute read
God’s Delay Never Defeats His Purpose
When I first got pulmonary TB at the age of 19 in year 2001, my only wish was not to be prevented by this disease to go on and finish my studies, pass the CPA board exam and then work for a big a
21 Jan 2014 / 5 minute read
Pledge Continuous Funding for TB Treatment
14 Jan 2014 / 3 minute read
Philippines: a picture of human suffering
MSF has been doing medical consultations in the ruined town of Guiuan for the past four days.
19 Nov 2013 / 3 minute read
Philippines: medical equipment washed away
Right now we’re operating in a relative black hole of information. We know from the very little we can see that the situation is terrible. But it’s what we don’t see that’s the most worrying.
11 Nov 2013 / 4 minute read