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Both sweet and bitter moments: My time as a midwife in a pandemic
MSF midwife Wafaa Sharif looks back on the professional and personal challenges her maternity team have faced due to COVID-19
23 Apr 2021 / 5 minute read
Diabetes: "Our patients find joy and strength - they rise from the ashes"
Patient counsellor Zeinab shares her experience of helping vulnerable people living with diabetes to manage their condition, despite the challenges
13 Nov 2020 / 5 minute read
Mental health specialist
"I needed to make myself useful to overcome the panic”
MSF psychologist Sara Tannouri looks back at the blast which devastated her home city of Beirut in early August and its impact on people’s mental wellbeing, including her own
10 Nov 2020 / 4 minute read
Iraq: Expectations meet reality
Lebanese logistician Mustafa was only meant to be in Iraq for six months. He blogs about what happened next...
02 Jul 2019 / 5 minute read
Ibrahim Al Laham
Water, sanitation and rehabilitation
Lebanese logistician Ibrahim returns from Malawi, and a project that's helping to prevent disease amongst an often-neglected group of people: prisoners
04 Jun 2019 / 6 minute read
“I will carry the memories I made in the Congo for life”
Lebanese logistician Samy returns from the Democratic Republic of Congo after a perspective-changing assignment...
30 May 2019 / 5 minute read
Remembering my time Afghanistan: “We had come together with the purpose of saving lives”
Sleiman is a Lebanese doctor who recently returned from an assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Afghanistan.
03 Jul 2018 / 5 minute read
Yemen: An epidemiologist without borders
What is an epidemiologist, and how can they help an emergency medical organisation like Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF)? Moubadda blogs from Jordan…
02 Jul 2018 / 4 minute read
Dea Abi Hannah
“I am proud that I made a difference… and I was not alone”
Dea reflects on how growing up during the Lebanese civil war influenced her decision to join MSF, and the lessons she's learnt during her latest assignment in the Central African Republic.
03 Apr 2017 / 8 minute read