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

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April 04, 2011

Salha Issoufou, MSF’s Head of Mission in Abidjan, explains the difficulty teams are encountering when trying to treat patients in Abidjan and in the West of Ivory Coast.

April 03, 2011

"It was quite a rough journey, but the doctors and the nurses were fantastic. It was incredibly choppy; a lot of the patients were suffering from seasickness, and, at times, it was too rough to stand."

March 31, 2011

MSF Field Coordinator Henry Gray gave this report while in lock-down due to security issues in an area of Abidjan.

March 31, 2011

Carole Coeur, an MSF field coordinator in western Ivory Coast, describes what MSF staff in the area have been seeing at a time of increasing violence and insecurity.

March 31, 2011

MSF surgeon Cristiana Bertocchi recounts her time performing surgeries in the only functioning hospital in northern Abidjan during a period of intense fighting.

March 22, 2011

Dr Andrei Slavuckij, who has been following the evolution of TB in the former Soviet Union for the past dozen years, discusses the dynamics of the disease in a post-Soviet landscape.

March 21, 2011

In Ethiopia’s western Gambella Province, MSF teams are working to provide access to health care to an extremely remote and mobile population.

March 21, 2011

After fighting forced MSF to pull out of Libya, emergency coordinator Simon Burroughs talks about the effort to get back into the country and the need for all parties to allow medical staff to work freely.

March 20, 2011

Dr. Francis Varaine, an MSF TB expert, discusses the potential impact of this new test, which greatly improves the detection of drug-resistant TB

March 17, 2011

"We tried to respond very rapidly. What we have looked at right from the beginning is a very small team trying to be flexible, mobile, modular."

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