A doctor comes home: "By joining MSF, I knew that I could help my community, and that I could save lives"

Dr Tor Deng is a general practitioner working for MSF in Abyei, a disputed region between Sudan and South Sudan. After graduating from medical school in Khartoum, he decided to return to Abyei, his home region. He shares some of the challenges and successes of the HIV/TB programme run by MSF in Agok Hospital.

Reflections from South Africa

I write this on a flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg, fuelled by caffeine and weary after a few days by the sea to attend an HIV conference. (I’m excited to report that our conference poster on enhanced adherence counselling won a prize, but more about the importance of HIV counselling another time. And let’s not mention the fact I didn’t know we’d won until a friend SMSed me from the closing ceremony to ask where I was. I had already left. Oops).