Access to good menstrual hygiene is key to women’s health and wellbeing. But too often in humanitarian crises, their needs go unmet. Can an innovative approach find a culturally appropriate solution to this problem?
Patient Muhindo Kamavu was one of four experienced MSF nurses who were the first on the ground alongside the Ministry of Health to respond to the Ebola outbreak declared on 1 August in Mangina, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Co
Our team in Kabo was a mix of nine different nationalities, with different cultures and personalities, and most of them were fluent in French and I wasn’t. But we’re all flexible enough to meet each other halfway.
Saada is an area controlled by anti-government Houthi forces that was experiencing almost daily attacks from Coalition air forces. These air strikes were often close to our facilities and we clearly felt their effects.