10-2 | The Israeli blockade in place since 2007 makes it extremely difficult for anyone to leave the Gaza Strip, so Palestinian health professionals have not been able to go abroad for training and to update their knowledge and skills. One of the objectives of MSF's programme in Gaza is therefore to transfer competencies from our specialised expatriate teams to the local medical teams. And this is why Sylvia, cardiac and respiratory physiotherapist, has just spent a month and half in Gaza.
9-30 | The conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has worsened to such an extent that Congolese staff working for the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in North Kivu province now fear for their safety.
9-10 | MSF expands emergency medical programmes in responseMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has expanded its emergency medical programmes in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in response to increasing humanitarian needs in the region.
9-10 | Following a major explosion in the capital of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan on the afternoon of 10 September, 37 people were received at the surgical hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Thirteen had such severe wounds that they were dead on arrival.“The explosion was close to the hospital, and the patients arrived within minutes,” said Anna HALFORD, MSF’s field coordinator in Kunduz. “Handling such incidents is a race against time.”
8-21 | “Injured people started coming from everywhere”Surgical specialist Anna NOWAK has completed more than 20 missions with MSF. She has just returned from Syria, where she helped to set up the project.How did you manage to set up this emergency mission without official authorisation from the Syrian authorities?