From the personal to the powerful, from Ebola to innovation, these posts are just some of the many extraordinary stories shared by Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) field workers in 2018...
Pippa is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant, recently returned from assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Jahun, part of northern Nigeria’s Jigawa state – an area where high numbers of women and children die during childbirth.
Courtney Bercan, a nurse from Vancouver, Canada, worked with Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on a search-and-rescue boat in the Mediterranean in 2016, the Dignity I. In December 2018, MSF was forced to stop operations of its last rescue boat in the Mediterranean, the Aquarius, due to political pressure from several European countries. This news triggered harrowing memories for Courtney.
900,000 refugees are currently living in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Medical needs are running high. Hanne joins the Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) team trying to meet them.
After an assignment marked by violence, an MSF anaesthetist faces his next challenge: returning home.
Luis takes us inside an Ebola treatment centre...
Mike is a doctor from the UK. Having settled into his new role, he blogs about what he misses from his life at home, and what it's like to find yourself dealing with a new job, changing expectations, and a different culture...
I found it exciting to start my assignment, meet new people and be in a different place where even the signs are a struggle to read. (Reading Arabic writing is not something I’m confident in yet, though there is progress I’m glad to say.) There is so much to get used to and a new role too.
Theresa is a doctor currently working with MSF at a hepatitis C clinic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.