Stories From Patients & Staff

Patients sit in the corridor of the MSF-supported Umdawanban hospital in Khartoum State.
16 Feb 2024

Dr Mohammad Bashir, MSF deputy medical coordinator, reflects on his experience as a doctor in Sudan  in the absence of sufficient resources since conflict erupted.

MSF team doing cholera risk communications and community engagement
14 Feb 2024

MSF teams have been treating cholera and stopped the spread by working with community health promotion teams in Buhera district. Across Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces and 62 districts, 24,885 people have been infected and there have been 501 deaths since the first cases were identified in February 2023.

Youssef Al-Khishawi, an MSF water and sanitation agent, oversees a water distribution for displaced people in the southern Gaza town of Rafah’s Saudi neighborhood.

Since the war began in Gaza four months ago, little infrastructure has been spared by the near-incessant airstrikes that have struck the enclave, including water pipes.

Dr Edward Chu
09 Feb 2024

Dr. Edward Chu was part of a team Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff who went to Gaza in December 2023 to provide urgent medical support to our Palestinian and international colleagues as they continue to see large influxes of patients with severe injuries amid extreme supply shortages and relentless bombardment. Upon his return, he shared an account of this humanitarian catastrophe that continues to worsen.

MSF teams travelling to villages in India

Prue Coakley began working with MSF in 2010, after her master’s degree in international development ignited her interest in global health. She has completed 15 assignments with MSF, starting first in field admin which involved finance and HR responsibilities. After several assignments in this position, she trained in project coordination and progressed to project coordinator on a project in Chhattisgarh, India in 2013.

President of the water committee explains to communities how the water pump works.
02 Feb 2024

Uniting community engagement and water & sanitation initiatives to mitigate neglected disease and water-borne disease threats in Nampula Province, Mozambique.

View of Al-Shifa hospital

Al-Shifa, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, is still standing, but it is badly damaged and barely functional and it has transformed into a camp for some 50,000 displaced people.

Women gathered around in Mozambique
29 Jan 2024

In every country, women from all walks of life may seek out an abortion at some time of their lives due to many reasons.

mental health education sessions
16 Jan 2024

A new wave of fighting has gripped Myanmar over the past two months. Severe movement restrictions are preventing mobile clinics from running.

Dr Aldo Rodriguez

MSF surgeon Dr. Aldo Rodriguez describes the alarming desperation he witnessed in Gaza while providing urgent care for victims of bombings, including children orphaned by the violence.