Caroline is a health promotion manager from South Africa, currently on assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Nigeria. In this blog, she reflects on the challenges of working across language barriers to help communities tackle sexual violence, as well as sensitive conditions such as fistula.
Lisa, an obstetritian / gynaecologist from the USA, has just returned from an assignment with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Aweil, South Sudan. Here she blogs about helping a young woman who has survived sexual violence...
Dr Georgina Woolveridge recently spent six months working in Kamrangirchar, a slum area on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. She describes some of the factors fuelling violence in the overcrowded slum.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) cares for survivors of sexual violence in Kamrangirchar, an overcrowded slum on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. Dr Georgina Woolveridge recalls some of the women she met in her six months working in the slum clinic.
Sarah, a nurse from the USA, is working for MSF/ Doctors Without Borders in Honduras. She has been focusing on the response to sexual and gender-based violence, aiming to improve treatment and follow up, as well as links with existing services.
"Tonight I handed out condoms to commercial sex workers outside a strip club connected to a ‘hotel’ and spent the evening strolling through crowded market stalls with a small team of doctors, nurses and psychologists."
This week we saw a patient at the Family Support Center that left us feeling quite disturbed. It was a 24-year-old woman from a village quite far away from Tari who came to our clinic after having been severely assaulted by her husband.