Afghanistan

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...
In extreme emergency situations, we may be able to set up additional wards using tents and simple resources within a day, but of course this does not mean that is what we do every single day being on the field, and at least not when I am current
Following a bomb blast in Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan on 25 March 2014, MSF received 23 patients at its trauma centre. MSF medical teams treated 17 wounded patients, while six people were dead on arrival or died shortly thereafter. Of the 17 patients treated by MSF, five suffered life-...
Near dinner time, the phone rang as usual, colleagues informed me there was something urgent and needed my hands.
© Mikhail GALUSTOV
MSF report details how medical care remains out of reach for many patients After more than a decade of international aid and investment, access to basic and emergency medical care in Afghanistan remains severely limited and sorely ill-adapted to meet growing needs created by the ongoing conflict,...
Following the attack on an office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, the international medical humanitarian association Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns violence against humanitarian workers and facilities. “MSF calls on all...
MSF relief workers are only human, and at times our doctors and nurses find it extremely emotionally draining to serve in conflict settings. Dr. Eva remembers: “It had been a really tough 3 weeks, full of difficult, critical patients… We had a mass casualty incident with a bomb blast in town, and I...
The 26th of January dawned bright and normal in Kunduz. As they left for work, the MSF team cheerfully discussed their plans to hold a small dinner for their Australian colleague in honour of Australia Day later that evening. Everybody was in a brighter mood than usual – when you live and work long...
Afghanistan On 26 January, a bomb blasted in the northern Kunduz province, MSF received 22 patients in its surgical hospital. Apart from Kunduz, MSF also works in Helmand and Khost provinces. The Democratic Republic of Congo From 26 December 2012 to 19 January 2013, MSF teams vaccinated 65,082...
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