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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
Night shift in ELWA3
ELWA3, the MSF Ebola Management Center (EMC) in Monrovia, has been featured in many news stories over the past months.
02 Dec 2014 / 4 minute read
My 21 Days
Everything about this assignment was different for me; from the no-touching policy to the multitude of safety protocols to the savageness of the disease.
21 Nov 2014 / 3 minute read
Yesterday was a day of three miracles – two of our sickest ever patients were discharged, and a baby girl survived against all the odds.
20 Nov 2014 / 3 minute read
An early start
My alarm goes off at 3am and as I slowly gain consciousness I wonder how the team does this five days a week…
19 Nov 2014 / 4 minute read
Why I’m scared to go home
I’ve worked with MSF for two years now. None of my previous assignments have ever been breaking news until now.
19 Nov 2014 / 1 minute read
Eric and Moses
Here's an update on what happened to the two young brothers, Eric and Moses, who recently lost both parents and younger brother to Ebola, who I wrote about in my previous po
17 Nov 2014 / 1 minute read
It’s awfully hot in Liberia. I’ve had a terrible day.
17 Nov 2014 / 4 minute read
Constructing an EMC
When I arrived in Foya, the Ebola Management Center (EMC) had already been completed.
17 Nov 2014 / 2 minute read
How Ebola affects everyone else
As a logistician, I hire daily workers and contractors to keep our projects functioning.
08 Nov 2014 / 2 minute read
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist
Ebola stigma: another barrier in the battle
Working as a doctor in Sierra Leone a couple of months ago I was showered in flattery. Not just me, all of us.
07 Nov 2014 / 3 minute read
The closest thing to hell
When I arrived at the Ebola Management Center (EMC) in Foya, two weeks ago, it felt like this place was from another dimension, but it is now part of my routine.
07 Nov 2014 / 4 minute read
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