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Logistics: “In DRC nothing is constant”
"The one thing I knew about DRC was that it would be a challenge."
28 Jun 2018 / 3 minute read
"Your everlasting dedication humbles all of us"
An open letter to the doctors of East Ghouta
28 Mar 2018 / 5 minute read
Beatriz Munoz Mallen
Of cultures and dinosaurs: Promoting health, laughs and understanding in the field
Beatriz explains how understanding cultural difference is a vital part of MSF's work, and why fun is part of her job...
09 Nov 2016 / 3 minute read
A fate tied to hunger
"The centre normally cares for children who are at least six months old, but Gyota’s condition was very serious, she was so weak that she couldn’t even cry."
19 Nov 2015 / 4 minute read
Hunger has a woman's name
"India is the world’s largest democracy and the tenth-richest nation in the world. But India also leads the world in the number of malnourished people, 60% of whom are girls."
15 Oct 2015 / 4 minute read
Who cares about kala azar?
When Sonu was born eight years ago, his mother, like nearly all mothers in India, put a black cord around his wrist as a type of amulet.
05 Oct 2015 / 4 minute read
The stigma of being a single mother in India
In India, a single mother is worth nothing. She is challenged, questioned and criticised. Each step she takes is carefully observed. She is whispered about behind her back, every day.
30 Sep 2015 / 4 minute read
Sa'ada: under the bombs
An MSF team spent last night in the city of Sa'ada under intense bombing from the coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
09 May 2015 / 2 minute read
A few days ago I received an email from journalist who works for The New York Times; she had been in Monrovia in September and asked me to find some information that she needed to complete her repo
05 Jan 2015 / 4 minute read
The frustration tent
On Sunday I meet Margareta, a journalist who works for a Swedish public radio, who asked to visit our Ebola treatment centre.
29 Dec 2014 / 9 minute read
Washington washes his hands
“Nearly all of my friends thought it was a figment of someone’s imagination, but it was clear to me from the very beginning; I always thought it was real.
24 Dec 2014 / 7 minute read
The pending embrace
Pre-Ebola, Douglas Lyon had been in Sierra Leone twice before: the first time during the 1991-2002 civil war, and the second time just after the conflict ended, in both cases working for MSF.
19 Dec 2014 / 4 minute read