In early 2016, I spent a few months in Liverpool to study for a diploma in tropical medicine (a requirement for some doctors to become MSF field workers.) During that time, I learnt about all sorts of parasites and tropical infections that I had n
In our project hospital, the growing need for neonatal and maternal care was clear, as these are the vulnerable groups affected by Yemen’s ongoing war.
A Diary from Yemen
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Since war broke out in Yemen in March of 2015, Taiz has been the front line between two warring sides. The constant airstrikes and battles in Taiz destroyed numerous homes, separated families, took away innocent lives and displaced even more civilians.
Dr. Federica Zamatto MSF medical coordinator for migration projects Body bags sadly aligned on the deck of the Bourbon Argos.
Abu Khalid is an orthopaedic surgeon and director of an MSF-supported hospital in besieged east Aleppo. He left Aleppo on 21 August in the belief that the siege was over, but when it broke days later, he found himself unable to return.
Dr Erlend Grønningen from Trondheim, Norway is MSF’s Inpatient Department Supervising Medical Doctor at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand.
“I’d rather get bombed and die straightaway. Don’t make me lose a limb or something. I’ll be very upset,” quipped Singapore-based Dr.
Before I could see him, I could hear his screams coming towards us through the fabric of the field clinic tent. Carried in a standard issue dark thermal blanket by four young men; he was in tears, screaming and writhing in agony.

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