Stories From Patients & Staff

29 Jun 2021

On 10, 11 and 12 June, teams on board the MSF-chartered search and rescue vessel, GeoBarents, carried out seven consecutive rescues of people from unseaworthy boats in distress in the central Mediterranean Sea. In less than 48 hours, our teams safely brought on board 410 men, women and children, including one pregnant woman and 91 unaccompanied minors. Some of the survivors recounted their harrowing stories of survival in attempting to cross the deadliest migratory route in the world.

11 Jan 2023

As one of the largest non-governmental providers of TB treatment worldwide, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) carried out the TB PRACTECAL trial to find better treatment options.

The WHO recognised six-month treatment is safer and more effective at treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) than the current options for people with drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).

19 Jan 2023

72-year-old Eric Boon from Swanbourne, WA, shares his experience working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) with the POST.

05 May 2021

As the second wave of COVID-19 is reaching extremely alarming levels in India Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has scaled up its intervention in Mumbai, where the increasing number of people with COVID-19 has devastated the health care system and overwhelmed frontline workers. Dr Gautam Harigovind, medical activity manager for MSF’s COVID-19 project in Mumbai, shares his story. 

15 Dec 2022

Voices from MSF patients and staff on the devastating effects of war.

12 May 2022

Working in the Central Mediterranean since 2015, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams continue to bear witness to an unacceptable and preventable loss of life on Europe’s borders. 

Australian communications manager Eloise Liddy and Belgian psychologist Hager Saadallah both recently worked on board our search and rescue ship, Geo Barents. 

09 May 2022

Nurse Jacob Coleman, from Brisbane, was recently working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as part of a team responding to COVID-19 in Mosul, Iraq. He shares his experience working in the intensive care unit (ICU), advice for other nurses, and his belief in equal access to healthcare for all people. 


When Fikile Ngwenya was hired as a field driver for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Shiselweni, Eswatini, she was thrilled. She faced questions and criticism as a woman in this non-traditional occupation, but she enjoys being a confident role model for her community. 

Fikile's story is part of our coverage of women in leadership in MSF for International Women's Day.


Yoeuth Yoeun fled the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the late 1970s. In a refugee camp in Thailand she worked with Médecins Sans Frontières—where she caught the eye of fellow Cambodian, pharmacist Chamroeun Ros.

01 Dec 2022

In Kenya, stigma influences how mental health is addressed. For persons who use drugs and adolescents and young marginalised and vulnerable people, stigma and discrimination lead to not only social exclusion but also a public health crisis.