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

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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.

November 13, 2012

MSF patients in Dera Murad Jumali, where monsoon rains forced thousands of families to abandon their homes, tell their stories.

January 18, 2012

People living in tribal villages in central India are caught up in the conflict between Maoist rebels and government forces. Dr. Rebecca Cuthbert describes how MSF takes the clinics to them.

November 09, 2011

MSF's Dr. Marta González talks about the challenges of diagnosing and treating kala azar in India's Bihar State.

July 04, 2011

Real stories of people living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Today's feature from Swaziland: "I do get a lot of emotional support from my family, but financially we are struggling."

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