Blogs & Stories

Inaccessibility to treatment and drug resistant bacteria are not the only factors that make tuberculosis challenging to address. This is what I’ve learned when I was deployed in 2017 to Zhytomyr Region, Ukraine as Project Medical Referent for...
February, the month of love and beating hearts, always makes me contemplate the pacemaker in my chest. I had it in 2013, two months before Supertyphoon “Yolanda”— the tragedy that made me decide to return to humanitarian work for good. You see, I...
Tobey Lee, Hong Kong Midwife At the Doro refugee camp in Maban, South Sudan, MSF is the only organisation that provides free obstetrics and gynaecology services in the region. During June and July 2018, there are up to 250 to 280 women coming to MSF...
Dr. Jennifer Tong Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hong Kong At 9 am on July 12, at the Al Awda Hospital in northern Gaza, the elevator doors opened on the third floor. A mother wearing a black veil rushed to the nurse station and asked to see her son Mohammed...
Dr. Jennifer Tong Orthopaedic surgeon Hong Kong There is an 18-year-old boy whom I call ‘Sunny Boy’. He always comes to the Al-Awda hospital in northern Gaza wearing the same black T-shirt printed with the words ‘Sunny Boy’. And his smile seems to...