Stories From Patients & Staff

Afghanistan: "They came to kill the mothers"
15 May 2020

In the days following the attack to Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, it has become clear that what happened in Kabul on 12 May was a deliberate assault on a maternity hospital with the purpose of killing mothers in cold blood. MSF Head of Pogrammes in Afghanistan Frederic Bonnot was there on the scene and shares his harrowing story.


The work of our midwives, ensuring high quality care and continuity of care, is too often unsung. On International Day of the Midwife 2020, we recognise their pivotal role.

27 Apr 2020

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.

Surviving lockdown: MSF field workers share their tips

New lockdown and social distancing rules imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, mean Australians and New Zealanders are adjusting to a more restricted life. But many Médecins Sans Frontières field workers have already experienced various forms of confinement as they provide medical humanitarian aid in places affected by insecurity, war or outbreaks of disease.

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