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09 Aug 2023

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has witnessed extremely vulnerable people being pushed back indiscriminately by French police.

We call for the end of arbitrary detention of people on the move and the use of violence at borders.

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07 Aug 2023

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has repeatedly called for the protection of hospitals and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine, and once again condemns this outrageous attack on a medical facility.

Obstetrician-gynaecologist Jared Watts with colleagues on assignment.

Obstetrician-gynaecologist Jared Watts has completed three assignments with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), working in Nigeria, Syria and more recently Sierra Leone. He spoke to us about his experience and how the role of an obstetrician-gynaecologist varies compared to working in remote Western Australia.  

Fatumazahra Khalif, senior health promotion manager for MSF in Somalia
28 Jul 2023

Senior Health Promotion Manager, Fatumazahra Khalif (Fatma), describes the challenges facing people in the areas of Somalia where she works, and says health promotion is vital. In this profile she describes the impact of health promotion, including a moving patient story.

Patients at MSF clinic in Um Sangour Refugees Camp, White Nile State.
27 Jul 2023

More than 140,000 people, mostly South Sudanese women and children fleeing from Khartoum, have newly arrived in White Nile state since conflict broke out in Sudan and are now facing huge unmet needs for food, shelter, healthcare and water and sanitation.

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26 Jul 2023

More than two months on, despite the magnitude of Cyclone Mocha, scaling up of an emergency response to address the immense needs of people impacted is still not happening due to restrictions imposed by military authorities.

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21 Jul 2023

Neal Russell is a paediatric doctor and advisor based in London and has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 10 years. Following a recent visit to MSF’s project in Chad’s eastern region of Sila, near the border with Sudan, Neal provides his account of the situation he witnessed there. 

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19 Jul 2023

MSF calls again on Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) to withdraw or abandon extended patents on lifesaving TB drug as main patent expires in India on 18 July, opening the door to more affordable generic brands.

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17 Jul 2023

The skin disease scabies is affecting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people living in refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district. The situation demands an urgent response. 

Sally Thomas, construction logistics manager in South Sudan

Sally Thomas has done 10 assignments with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She has a degree in architecture and a diploma in project management. She started her career with MSF by working as a construction logistics manager on a project in Nairobi in 2009, and then went on to work in Nigeria, South Sudan, Haiti, Ethiopia, Iraq, Yemen. She then took the position of deputy head of mission in Syria and her most recent assignment was in Libya. She spoke to us about her work overseas and what the role of a logistician involves.