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



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."

March 04, 2011

Tunisia 2011 © Naoufel Dridi/MSF

Migrant workers and others who fled the violence in Libya and are now at the Tunisian border awaiting repatriation to their home countries.

February 28, 2011

A longtime MSF staff member and native of southern Sudan gives his impressions of the region after its people voted overwhelmingly for independence.

February 28, 2011

In addition to integrating diagnosis and treatment pf Chagas disease in health centers, MSF visits remote communities and schools assisting the populations unable to reach the clinics.

February 17, 2011

“I met people whose villages had been burnt to the ground by one military group or another. They had run into the bush and were living with trees over the top of them and no mosquito nets”