DRC: "My new name is Moto Mama!"

Lanice is a family doctor from Canada. She is currently on her fourth assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), working as a maternity project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In this blog, she shares how she spent a day supporting an outreach team - riding on the back of a motorbike to provide vital health education to remote communities.

Kenya: The Impossible Art of Picking Your Battles

For five months a nurses’ strike in Kenya meant many hospitals were unable to function. Caroline is part of the MSF team supporting the emergency department at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Eastlands, a slum area in the country’s capital, Nairobi. Although the strike has now come to an end, here Caroline blogs about one day in the department, and the tough decisions faced by the team during that time…


There is an intimacy about living on the boat with the people you have rescued that isn’t present in other projects or jobs. We live with, feed, care for, and hang out with our passengers and patients. When something terrible happens, it hurts all the more.