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Galvanised by the images of the injured in the 2011 Libyan uprising, Dr Vanessa Naidoo decided to put her passion for people and medicine to good use; she volunteered with international medical and humanitarian aid organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)... Currently, she is in South Sudan, as the organisation responds to a cholera outbreak in the area... "My passions are medicine and people...
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) fieldworker, Zani Prinsloo shares her experience working in different countries with the organisation as a midwife. Read article below Download the article
MSF fieldworker Gail Womersley talks about her upcoming trip to the Central African Republic to work as a clinical psychologist. Read article below Download the article
MSF clinical psychologist, Gail Womersly, continues with her discussion on the situation in South Sudan. Listen to part 2 of the podcast below  
MSF clinical psychologist, Gail Womersly, discusses the situation in South Sudan and recounts her experience working with war victims... Womersly spent the month of December working with war survivors in that country. Listen to part 1 of the podcast below
Cape Town clinical psychologist Gail Womersley spent the month of December working with war survivors in the unrelenting heat of the South Sudanese desert... Womersley who recently returned from strife-torn country, recounts her experience working there... She was part of an international medical team working in the town of Gumuruk, treating nomadic Merle people for malaria and infectious...
Whenever you hear a news report from yet another global disaster area, somebody from Medecins Sans Frontieres is usually in the thick of it... These medical volunteers rush to disaster zones like the Philippines to help survivors of the typhoon, or tend the endless casualties in Syria or the refugee camps of Somalia... Supplying medical relief to the worst places in the world is dirty and...
A South African nurse stationed in Juba, South Sudan, describes the hard conditions at a refugee camp in the violence-hit country... Nurse Anna Cilliers went to South Sudan on December 2 with the humanitarian group Doctors without Borders and was stationed in Gumuruk.   Read article below                          ...
Former MSF doctor, Damien Brown talks about his book, 'Band-aid for a Broken Leg' and the upcoming MSF fundraising event Crossing Frontlines on Thursday, 12 September. Listen to the podcast below.
The international medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) has begun closing all its humanitarian operations in Somalia because of attacks on its staff...The withdrawal of MSF - also known as Doctors Without Borders is a blow to the government's effort to persuade Somalis and foreign donors that security is improving despite a stubborn Islamist insurgency. Read article below.
Tolerance of Violent Attacks Against MSF Undermine Minimum Security Needed for Humanitarian Aid NAIROBI – After working continuously in Somalia since 1991, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today announced the closure of all its programmes in Somalia, the result of extreme attacks on its staff in an environment where armed groups and civilian...
In the first installment of a new feature, entitled "Where are they now?" MSF SA profiles former MSF fieldworker and Tygerberg Hospital paediatrician Dr Lisa Frigati to see what life holds for her after working with MSF. Dr Lisa Frigati found herself at a crossroads: Having finished her medical degree, she was not ready to start her specialisation. Nor was she particularly enthused about...
 MSF: Help needed in regions where opposition is in control BEIRUT — International aid to Syria is not being distributed equally, with government-controlled areas receiving nearly all of it while opposition-held zones get only a tiny share, a medical charity said.... The statement said "areas under government control receive nearly all international aid, while opposition-held zones...
South African editor and columnist, Brendan Seery, praises MSF South Africa’s latest TV spot in this column for the Independent Group. He writes that the TV spot “shows how dedicated the people at MSF are and the work they do. And why they are worthy of our support.” He also recalls time spent meeting MSF fieldworkers throughout Africa as an Africa correspondent in the '80s, saying "they came...
  Buy Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed AmazonColumbia University Press  Following a two-year analysis of MSF’s past interventions, MSF will release Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience. The authors of the collected essays and case studies—MSF veterans with many decades of collective field experience—explore the practical realities of humanitarian crises...
Mohammed Dalwai, a 28-year-old surgical medical officer at Worcester Hospital, made Mail&Guardian's '200 Young South Africans' list for his work at Doctors Without Borders and for creating a system that is a major breakthrough for emergency medical care. Read full article below.
Dr Mohammed Dalwai from Doctors Without Borders was nominated for the Mail and Guardian Top 200 South African Awards 2012 which took place in Johannesburg. He was nominated for the health section of the award because of his experience in successfully implementing the South African Triage Score in an emergency room in Timagura Hospital in Pakistan. He was also in Libya during the conflict....
Other projects in Somalia continue, but MSF medical assistance in Somali capital reduced by half. Following the tragic killings of our colleagues Philippe Havet and Dr. Karel Keiluhu in Mogadishu, Somalia, on the 29th of December 2011, the medical humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) sees itself forced to end all activities in the Hodan district of the capital, including...
Two Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) colleagues, Phillipe Havet and Andrias Karel Keiluhuo, were killed last week by a gunman while implementing emergency assistance projects in Mogadishu. Three months ago, two MSF aid workers, Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, were abducted in Dadaab refugee camp in Northern Kenya while carrying out emergency assistance...
  Following the abduction of two Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff in Dadaab, Kenya, on 13 October, the international medical organisation MSF has no verifiable information on the identity or motives of the abductors. MSF firmly and clearly disassociates itself from any armed activities and related declarations launched following the abduction....
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