It's night-time and anaesthetist Kariantti has been called into MSF's trauma hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, to help treat a badly injured man who is bleeding heavily. The team must act fast to find the source, stop the bleeding and save the patient's life...
British nurse Scarlett writes from Sokoto in northwest Nigeria, where a specialist team is helping children in the community fight a devastating and disfiguring disease through surgery, mental health support, and importantly, prevention
Burns are common at L'Arche de Kigobe trauma centre in Burundi. But how do you explain the often painful treatment to children? Anaesthetist Kariantti grapples with this question as he cares for two young patients.
MSF often hits the headlines when an emergency breaks in the news, such as a natural disaster or war, but we also provide day-to-day healthcare in places such as Bujumbura, Burundi. Anaesthetist Kariantti takes us inside L’Arche de Kigobe trauma centre.
From the picturesque shores of the great Lake Tanganyika, anaesthetist Kariantti shares his first impressions of Burundi's biggest city, Bujumbura, where MSF runs a trauma hospital. It's not long before he is called into emergency surgery...
Pippa is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant from the UK on 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. In this blog, she shares her experience of meeting a local surgeon.
After nearby conflict forced his MSF team to evacuate a maternity hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic, Finnish anaesthetist Kariantti writes about returning to routine in the days following the fighting.
Fighting rages near an MSF maternity hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic. Inside, Finnish anaesthetist Kariantti and his team try to remain calm as they continue to operate on women in need of urgent obstetric surgery.