Mark is a doctor from the UK, currently working at an MSF hospital in Liberia, a country where the health system is still recovering from the 2014 ebola outbreak. In this post Mark tells us about the changing seasons and his work to change how new mothers seek medical assistance.
Being away from friends and family is difficult at any time, but special occassions can make us feel particularly far from home. Mike, a doctor from the UK, is in Jordan, where MSF / Doctors Without Borders provides vital healthcare to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians. In this personal post, he blogs about his first Christmas with MSF...
HR specialist Eben is in Pakistan, where he's working to ensure that the MSF/Doctors Without Borders project in Timergara has the staff it needs to continue its vital work. Here he blogs about the quest for a female gynaecologist, and about life in the team...
Chris Sweeney is based in Glasgow where he works as a health visitor. This Christmas, he will be working in Sierra Leone as a nurse on his second mission with MSF. His mission involves working with the under 5s in the clinic as part of a mother and child health programme run by the Ministry of Health.
As I mentioned in my previous post, being away for Christmas is going to be hard so I'm taking a bit of it with me.
I've packed a few extra things: Marmite, & coffee pot for espresso always come in handy. Mince pies etc to celebrate Christmas with the team far from home!