Stories From Patients & Staff

Gaza
11 Jun 2024

On the morning of Saturday 8 June 2024, Israeli forces heavily bombed the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip, including Al-Nuseirat refugee camp. MSF's Dr Hazem Maloh recalls that horrific and traumatising day when he lost many of his friends and neighbours. 

Chad
06 Jun 2024

Most of the people who fled Sudan into Chad are women and children. Left as the sole providers, Sudanese women are now bearing the full responsibility of caring for their families. 

The medical team operating on patient Kadidia Dembélé at the Niono referral health centre.
05 Jun 2024

In December 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing surgical activities at the Niono hospital in central Mali. People living in Niono and the surrounding area suffer the effects of armed conflict, with limited access to quality health facilities. MSF teams have now renovated the department, as well as providing additional resources to cater to the needs. 

Kiribati islands
05 Jun 2024

Sue Bucknell took a chance in 2016 by taking leave from her job in Australia to go on her first assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to South Sudan, where she worked in supply logistics.

Khan Younis
03 Jun 2024

Two massacres in Rafah have occurred after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to “immediately” halt its military offensive in Rafah, in application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. 

Dr Nada Malou using the app
03 Jun 2024

Without proper diagnostics and staff who can interpret test results, antibiotics are prescribed blindly – driving the rise of resistant bacteria worldwide. Dr Malou, MSF microbiologist has developed an app to act as a diagnostic test and a learning tool in countries where there is a shortage of microbiologists.

Communities in South Sudan collecting water
21 May 2024

Water and sanitation specialist, Syed Imran Ali, was working in a refugee camp in South Sudan when his team were faced with a mystery. What they discovered changed how they thought about safe water supply, and is now helping to save lives in humanitarian crises around the world.

Donna Collins
07 May 2024

Donna Collins, nurse and midwife from Whangārei, New Zealand, shares her experience working in humanitarian projects, including as a midwife activity manager with MSF in Lebanon. 

Dr Josephine Goodyer with the physician assistants in Barnesville Junction Hospital, Liberia.

General paediatrician and paediatric emergency medicine specialist at Sydney Children’s Hospital and Canberra, Dr Goodyer shares her insights about the opportunities and learnings from her colleagues overseas. 

Patrick Baffoun

Patrick Baffoun is someone who wants to experience as much as possible, now he has joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). What drives him is a desire to get a comprehensive understanding of how MSF’s projects work from the ground up.