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.
Alaskan doctor Katharine Andre recently finished a short mission with MSF in South Sudan. After a trip back home—and copious amounts of chocolate cookies—she is now in Tanzania as part of an MSF team working in Nduta and Nyarugusu refugee camps. Here she blogs about her first impressions of her new surroundings and the work she will be doing.
I’ve been here in Aweil, South Sudan, for nearly two weeks. Somehow, it feels like much longer. Not in a bad way, just that the days start to blend into each other easily, especially when you work nearly every day and see the same people every day.
I'm experiencing the worse explosive diarrhea I've ever had. I've been in Am Timan for just over one week and I've been sick for 5/10 days.