Read about first-hand accounts from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers and patients.


March 10, 2016

With up to 5 percent of its population infected, Pakistan has the second highest prevalence of hepatitis C in the world, just after Egypt. People struggle to get diagnosed and access treatment because of high costs and the fact that care is centralized in hospitals, rather than at their local health centers. The disease is an especially big problem in mega-cities like Karachi, where up to one million people are potentially infected.

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.

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.

November 13, 2012

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

May 20, 2011

MSF's Project Coordinator in the Pakistan district of Hangu talks about delivering emergency care in a conflict-riddled area where the medical needs are intense.

October 25, 2010

An MSF midwife describes the nature and the challenges of a normal day's work in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

August 24, 2010

James Kambaki, MSF project coordinator in Balochistan province, reports on the situation and on MSF's activities.

August 11, 2010

“The people were so happy to see us. Many of them had been stranded here for over a week with little food or shelter."