Access to good menstrual hygiene is key to women’s health and wellbeing. But too often in humanitarian crises their needs go unmet. Can an innovative approach find a culturally appropriate solution to this problem?
Hamdi is not yet two years old, but this is already his second time as a patient at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Abs Hospital, in northern Yemen. The first time he was five months old.
The heavy clashes that erupted in and around Lashkar Gah city on 11 October so far show no signs of abating. The main trauma hospital for war-wounded, run by another medical organisation, remains under pressure.
With a COVID-19 lockdown in place, Seinn Seinn and the team have to find new ways to reach the community. But as she explains, necessity truly is "the mother of invention."Halfway into my first assignment with MSF, a pandemic broke out.
Seinn Seinn Min is a health promoter with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) who has recently returned from a posting in Pakistan. She shares her experience…I am writing from Myanmar, inside the hotel room assigned to me for quarantine.
Barthelemy is a Burundian refugee and staff member with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Nduta camp, northwestern Tanzania, where MSF is the sole healthcare provider for 75,000 refugees.
We at MSF have seen many things while working in Aden: we kept our hospital open during the darkest days of fighting in 2015, and are used to receiving hundreds of wounded in just a few hours, like we did last August.