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Drug addict Michael Karongo takes methadone at MSF's drug therapy clinic in Kiambu. March 2020

Kenya

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 mène des activités médicales à Mocímboa pour la première fois en deux ans. Avril 2022. © MSF

Mozambique

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.
Arrival of the medical train in Lviv. 1 April 2022. Ukraine © MSF

“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:
A woman walks past a building damaged by a bombing in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo

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.
 Farewells at Kyiv station. Ukraine, 8 March 2022 © Jean-Pierre Amigo

Ukraine

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...
Mobile medical units sent into Ukraine by MSF to provide medical assistance to people trying to cross into Poland to escape the war in their country - Polish-Ukrainian border, 09 March 2022
Christina Psarra, coordinatrice MSF en Pologne © MSF/Oliver Barth
Christina Psarra

Ukraine

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, responsable des activités médicales, avec un collègue MSF à l'hôpital Paharer Uddi, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Rebecca Smith, responsable des activités médicales de l'hôpital Paharer Uddi de MSF - connu sous le nom d'"hôpital sur la colline" - à Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh.
Rebecca Smith

Bangladesh

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).
UKRAINE. Mariupol. 24 February 2022. A civilian house destroyed by a rocket.

Ukraine

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.
View of Odessa from a car driven by MSF staff. 7 March, 2022 © MSF

Ukraine

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.
Lviv. 26 février Lviv. 26 February 2022. Children seen through the window of an evacuation train heading for the border with Poland, as thousands of people attempt to flee the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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.

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