Medical Doctor

Xavier Kernizan is an orthopedic surgeon who normally works at MSF's Tabarre hospital in Port-au-Prince. Since the 14 August earthquake, he has been working with an MSF surgical team in Jérémie. 

Gautam Harigovind Medical Activity Manager- COVID-19 project, Mumbai

 

MSF’s Dr Raquel Simakawa, working in an emergency shelter in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, asks who the real villains are in the fight against coronavirus.
 

As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overwhelms some of the world’s most advanced health systems, our teams are adapting our activities to aid those most at risk.

In late February, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Africa. Today, the new coronavirus has spread to 42 out of 54 countries on the continent.
 

While it’s great to celebrate all the amazing things women can do, we should not forget that women in the Philippines and all over the world still suffer from so much abuse and discrimination. 

Women who are forced from their homes are particularly vulnerable.

Inaccessibility to treatment and drug resistant bacteria are not the only factors that make tuberculosis challenging to address.

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.

It was the 7th of October, 9 days after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by a 6-meter high tsunami struck and paralyzed Central Sulawesi. 
 
“The death toll (in Central Sulawesi) has risen to 1,900 and climbing,
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