Mother & child healthcare

(Continue of Gogrial - Paradise of kindness and brutality (1) ) As there are only two doctors, me and another Burmese physician Kyi, weekend rest days do not really exist. 

The mornings begin with stepping out of my tukul (mud hut), blinking sleepily against the brilliant violets and roaring oranges of an African sunrise.
Yesterday, I celebrated International Women’s Day which is essentially a day of solidarity for women fighting for human rights in different aspects of life.
I knew it.
“This is not your fault, it belongs to Allah. Do not be sad, you try very hard to help him, I know you are good doctor.
In the streets of Chaman, in Pakistan’s southern state of Baluchistan, women are not easy to find.
From July to December 2014, Dr Yasmine Ley headed up the neonatal unit at MSF’s obstetrics and gynaecology hospital in Peshawar, northern Pakistan. A look back at her six-month mission. “Her father hadn’t whispered Allah’s name at her birth*. He did it on the twenty-fifth day, when we were...
It is 4.00 in the morning. Awaken by a phone call, the team from Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) rushes to maternity ward. The district of Dasht-e-Barchi in West Kabul is sleeping but inside the hospital, we are in a rush. A mix of urgency, anxiety and excitement is palpable...
Cathy JANSSENS is a Belgian midwife, recently returned from an MSF assignment in Syria. © Nicole TUNG
I went to Syria to set up a mother-and-child health programme in one of the MSF hospitals in Syria. At that time there was no other female medic in the hospital. So I found myself confronted with considerable responsibilities and a huge workload. When I arrived, the maternal health activities for...
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