In the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula, more than 1,300 people living with HIV/AIDS are receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, around half of them in the capital, Sana’a.
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) nurse Lajos Zoltan Jecs was in Kunduz trauma hospital when the facility was struck by a series of aerial bombing raids in the early hours of Saturday morning.
With the conflict between armed groups escalating in Yemen, MSF project coordinator Christine Buesser headed for the southwestern province of Al Dhale, where medical staff are struggling to keep hospitals running in the face of fighting, bombing raids and desperate shortages of medicine a
Finding the essence of one’s existence is always an issue to people who has a boring and melancholic life.
I knew it. Patients started to pour in today, the third day of Eid.  I was desperately trying to maintain a smile on my face while running around and getting back into the flow of the typical busy Khost day.
I arrived back here in Khost two days ago and have been busy making my way around the maternity saying ‘as-salamu alaykum’ to all the familiar faces.
Just my luck. Despite coming from a fairly hot and humid Asian city I do not handle heat well.  The weather here is stiflingly hot in the summer but the basement of the guesthouse was cool enough for me to sleep soundly through the night.
A three-months break and I’m back in Afghanistan! I landed with good sunny weather, early in the morning when the heat had not yet set in.
It was 3rd June when I arrived at Islamabad airport from my 3-day briefing from MSF Hong Kong. It was an amazing experience to see a sudden shift of environment where the weather is humid and the people wear the same style of clothes.
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