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

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May 01, 2015

Dr. Prince Mathew normally coordinates Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) projects in India's Bihar State, but was quickly deployed to Nepal following the earthquake on April 25. Here he describes MSF's operations in Nepal, and his experience.

March 19, 2015

Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) OBGYN Jeltje Danhof reflects on her time providing maternal health care and working to educate the public at Chaman local hospital in Pakistan.

March 02, 2015

From October 2014 to January 2015, pediatric nurse Elodie Barniet helped organize the opening of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’s (MSF) maternity center at the hospital in Dasht-e-Barchi, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The maternity center includes a free neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and kangaroo care unit—in which skin-to-skin contact with the mother warms the baby and helps with bonding—for managing potential complications.

December 05, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treats nearly 10,000 malnourished children each year in the town of Dera Murad Jamali and surroundings, in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan. Levels of malnutrition in this part of Balochistan are among the highest in the country. Here, patients, caretakers, and doctors tell us reasons why.

 

September 08, 2014

 

“A lot of people are surprised that talking and counseling can help,” says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) psychologist Saràh Dina. “It is a very medication dependent society. When someone has a problem they tend to just take a pill.”

Dina recently completed a nine-month assignment in Pakistan, where she coordinated the work of a team of MSF mental health counselors working in Balochistan province. Here, she discusses what she saw, heard, and learned during the experience:

June 23, 2014

MSF medical coordinator discusses MSF's work in Balochistan Province, where MSF provides care to mothers and babies at four projects.

July 11, 2013

MSF surgeon Martin John Jarmin, III, tells the story of Ali, a young patient treated at the MSF hospital in Kunduz after he was injured in an explosion.

June 19, 2013

Mitra, a 16-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, shares the story of his difficult journey from a detention center in Greece.

April 18, 2013

MSF Country Representative Benoit De Gryse discusses MSF's "no weapons" policy and building trust with local people in Afghanistan.

November 14, 2012

Nurse Brett Adamson recently completed a six-month mission in Kunduz, Afghanistan, where MSF runs a hospital providing emergency surgery to people with life-threatening injuries.

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