Tackling addiction problems through operational research in Kenya
During her two weeks field visit in Kenya last April, Maria Verdecchia, MSF epidemiologist and operational research advisor at the MSF Luxembourg Research Unit (LuxOR), developed a research agenda for missions focusing on non-communicable diseases and drug abuse. In addition, she supported the team on epidemiology and finalised ongoing research projects.
MSF will adapt critical healthcare in Mocímboa da Praia as people return home
Luis Montiel is emergency coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) working in Cabo Delgado, a northern province in Mozambique affected by ongoing conflict since 2017. In early April, Montiel led an MSF team which briefly visited Mocímboa da Praia to run some medical activities for the first time since the violence abruptly hit this coastal town two years ago.
“You have a medical train? I have patients for you”
On Friday 01 April, MSF finalised its first medical train transfer of patients from a hospital in Zaporizhzhia, in the southeast of Ukraine, to major referral hospitals in Lviv. Most of the patients, accompanied by a team of nine MSF medical staff, had been severely injured in Mariupol or while trying to flee the city. Dr Joanne Liu, MSF paediatrician, reports on this unique medical operation in Ukraine:
Life under bombing in Mariupol: How long will this disaster continue?
Sasha, a long-time staff member of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from Mariupol, Ukraine, describes life in the city as it was encircled and bombarded by Russian forces. For security reasons, he is using only his first name.
From Ukraine: displaced twice and on the road again
As dawn broke on February 24 in Kyiv, I woke to the sound of explosions and the wails of air raid sirens...
MSF mobile clinics arrive in Ukraine
MSF emergency teams have been deployed in all of Ukraine's neighbouring countries. This is the testimony of Christina Psarra, MSF coordinator in Poland, who explains the arrival of the mobile medical units in different regions of the war-torn country.
Rebecca Smith, the testimony of one of the "MSF women on the lead"
Rebecca Smith is medical activity manager in Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) ‘Hospital on the Hill’ in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, which provides healthcare to the Rohingya refugees living in the 23 refugee camps. She began working with MSF when she was a refugee herself, running from conflict in her native Liberia and seeking refuge in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
MSF staff in Mariupol: "The humanitarian disaster continues"
In this audio testimony, MSF staff highlight the enormous difficulties that people in the besieged area of Mariupol face in obtaining health care and accessing medicines.
In Odessa, “everyone is preparing for the worst”
Carla Melki, emergency coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has just returned from the port city of Odessa in southern Ukraine.
How MSF is trying to access the areas most affected by fighting
Bérengère Guais, deputy head of emergency programmes in Paris, explains in this itnerview the challenges and difficulties of the association's deployment in Ukraine.