Stories from the Field

Stories from the Field

Staff Stories
I have been working at the clinic in Meerut from the day it opened.  The assessment we had done prior to opening the clinic had indicated that Meerut district was one of the hepatitis C hotspots. But nothing could have prepared us for the numbers we are seeing now. MSF Dr Sevantee Ghosh…
March 02, 2018
Uttar Pradesh: "Hepatitis C is more than a disease" Photo: Ravi Mishra

Stories from the field

Manighandan SivaramakrishnanAfter providing mental healthcare for inmates in a prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, for over five years, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recently handed over its project to government authorities. Manighandan Sivaramakrishnan, a public health…
  For World TB Day 2018, we celebrate the courage and endurance of four MSF patients who are currently undergoing treatment for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).  Pooja, Rekha, Vikas and Sita are receiving care in MSF’s DR-TB programme in Mumbai, where a multi-disciplinary MSF team is providing patients…
Shailja was three months pregnant when she first came to Umeed Ki Kiran, a community-based clinic run by Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in North West Delhi’s densely populated Jahangirpuri area. She looked anxious and confused. Like a lot of women from this area, she had…
I have been working at the clinic in Meerut from the day it opened.  The assessment we had done prior to opening the clinic had indicated that Meerut district was one of the hepatitis C hotspots. But nothing could have prepared us for the numbers we are seeing now. MSF Dr Sevantee Ghosh…
Uttar Pradesh: "Hepatitis C is more than a disease" Photo: Ravi Mishra
More than 2,000 international and national staff, from doctors, nurses and mental health counsellors, to logisticians, translators and social workers, are working as part of MSF’s medical and humanitarian response, which has rapidly scaled-up since late August 2017. Our Bangladeshi staff are at the…
More than 688,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox's Bazar, a district in southeast Bangladesh, since late August 2017, after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. They joined several other thousands who had made the same journey in previous crises. The refugees – from a minority Muslim…
Bangladesh: Forced from home
  For World TB Day 2018, we celebrate the courage and endurance of four MSF patients who are currently undergoing treatment for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).  Pooja, Rekha, Vikas and Sita are receiving care in MSF’s DR-TB programme in Mumbai, where a multi-disciplinary MSF team is providing patients…
Shailja was three months pregnant when she first came to Umeed Ki Kiran, a community-based clinic run by Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in North West Delhi’s densely populated Jahangirpuri area. She looked anxious and confused. Like a lot of women from this area, she had…
More than 688,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox's Bazar, a district in southeast Bangladesh, since late August 2017, after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. They joined several other thousands who had made the same journey in previous crises. The refugees – from a minority Muslim…
Bangladesh: Forced from home
A thin framed Kamla looked around through her meek sunken eyes, unsure whether she was at the right place, wondering whether she should share her experience or not. This was the first time she was visiting MSF’s Umeed ki Kiran clinic on the recommendation of our health educator. It was the friendly…
“He would come home drunk, beat me, pee on my face and threaten to abuse me in worse ways.”
Covered in dust, four-year-old Ahmed* sits on his father`s lap outside the MSF hospital in west Mosul. The boy devours a biscuit that’s just been handed to him, covering his face in chocolate. For the moment, Ahmed seems distracted from the horrors he`s survived, including the death of his two…
Nigerian refugees in Cameroon are being forcibly returned to northeast Nigeria. In March 2017, three of them told MSF staff their stories.   Mayara*, 35 years old, 16 March 2017 I am originally from a village, not too far from here, but fled to Kolofata in Cameroon more than one year ago…
Photo: Malik Samuel/MSF
Manighandan SivaramakrishnanAfter providing mental healthcare for inmates in a prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, for over five years, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recently handed over its project to government authorities. Manighandan Sivaramakrishnan, a public health…
I have been working at the clinic in Meerut from the day it opened.  The assessment we had done prior to opening the clinic had indicated that Meerut district was one of the hepatitis C hotspots. But nothing could have prepared us for the numbers we are seeing now. MSF Dr Sevantee Ghosh…
Uttar Pradesh: "Hepatitis C is more than a disease" Photo: Ravi Mishra
More than 2,000 international and national staff, from doctors, nurses and mental health counsellors, to logisticians, translators and social workers, are working as part of MSF’s medical and humanitarian response, which has rapidly scaled-up since late August 2017. Our Bangladeshi staff are at the…
Mukul and ZehraI heard hundreds of stories – stories both beautiful and barbaric – while treating war-wounded patients from Syria during my first assignment with MSF in Jordan. But this story ought to be told. It is about an 8-year-old girl, who told me her story with crayons and sketch pens…
We've compiled a list of the top five reads from our Indian field workers who've shared their stories with us this year.     How my first assignment with MSF changed me Anaesthetist Deepa Kannadi went to South Sudan earlier this year for a short stint in an MSF hospital. Here’s her account of…
Nishith Kumar, a medical doctor from Bihar, recently returned from Yemen, a country ravaged by two and a half years of war. In this interview, he explains the impact it has had on patients, and how MSF teams dealt with an unprecedented cholera outbreak.     Ad Dhale is not a place many people in…
Photo: Florian SERIEX/MSF
Subscribe to Stories from the Field.
The subscriber's email address.