Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

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December 04, 2014

Maartje Hoetjes, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse and emergency team member, shares some experiences from her time at Leer hospital in South Sudan.

Two people with gunshot wounds are brought to the MSF hospital in Leer. They were at a wedding celebration the previous evening when someone entered and started shooting. Five people were seriously injured. Two of them managed to reach our hospital but the other three died on the way.

October 31, 2014

Dr. Erna Rijnierse is currently working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Bentiu,South Sudan, which has been the scene of heavy fighting for several days now. Here she discusses the situation on the ground.

October 14, 2014

MSF medical specialist Maartje Hoetjes describes the situation in South Sudan's Upper Nile state.

September 26, 2014

Most shelters are dry and road access to the camp has improved, but conditions remain precarious for tens of thousands.

September 03, 2014

 

After three months running the maternity ward at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Nasir, South Sudan, it was almost time for midwife Patricia van der Dennen to return home—then conflict came to the town. Here, she remembers the experience.

August 08, 2014

 

In South Sudan, 40,000 people are crowded into a flooded United Nations compound in Bentiu. Living conditions are horrific but it is the only refuge they have from the civil war that broke out last December. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Ivan Gayton describes the situation.

July 28, 2014

 

By Cecilia Ferreyra, MSF HIV & TB Technical Advisor

More than 24 million people living with HIV; 9 million people on antiretroviral treatment (ART); 1.5 million new infections; 1.1 million deaths from AIDS-related causes. These are some of the data just released by UNAIDS on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa in 2013, by far the area of ​​the world hardest-hit by the virus. But, in this broad area covering nearly the entire continent, we see very different realities.

July 01, 2014

MSF project coordinator Sarah Maynard describes the devastation she witnessed on her return to a destroyed MSF hospital in Leer.

June 11, 2014

Alice John, 17, is being treated for cholera at an MSF CTC in Juba, South Sudan.

June 11, 2014

Kiden Margaret's two-year-old son is receiving treatment for cholera in Juba, South Sudan.

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