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May 07, 2014

MSF medical doctor Natalie Roberts reflects on three months providing care in conflict-riven Central African Republic (CAR).

April 29, 2014

MSF surgeon Ali Al-Ani describes his experience providing care in the Amman reconstructive surgery project.

April 09, 2014

MSF logistician Pascal Piguet describes his experience working in an MSF Ebola treatment center and outlines the challenges faced by the staff working to treat the disease.

March 07, 2014

Saturday, March 8, is International Women's Day. On that day, and every other day, thousands of women worldwide will leave their homes to flee war or persecution. The fact that they are women makes their ordeal even more harrowing.

March 04, 2014

New clashes have erupted between the the Séléka and the Anti-Balaka armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), continuing violence that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.

February 26, 2014

An MSF project coordinator describes the devastation she saw at MSF’s ransacked hospital in Leer.

February 25, 2014

As intense violence continues to spread throughout the northwest of Central African Republic (CAR), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have opened a new project in Bouar, a town that has been severely impacted by the conflict and its consequences. Today, around 6,000 people remain trapped and unable to flee.

For the last month, MSF has been supporting the hospital in Bouar. Florent Uzzeni, deputy emergency program manager, is currently in CAR and describes what he is seeing unfold on the ground.

February 19, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been treating prisoners and ex-prisoners for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the Donetsk region of Ukraine since June 2012. In this interview, MSF Field Coordinator Paola Mermati, discusses the challenges faced by the MSF team—and by their patients.

How are these patients different from others?

February 04, 2014

Côme Niyomgabo, a 40-year-old Burundian, recently finished a nine-month mission coordinating the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project to reduce child mortality in Bouza, in Niger’s Tahoua district. He discusses his experience in this interview.

What is the situation in Bouza at present?

February 04, 2014

Over the past seven weeks, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team has run mobile clinics by boat to deliver medical and humanitarian aid to five islands south of Guiuan that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The team includes a doctor, two nurses, a psychologist, a translator, and two Filipino health workers. They can treat up to 200 patients per day, doing minor operations on the islands and referring complicated cases to MSF’s hospital in Guiuan. 

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