Stories From Patients & Staff

Dr Isaac Batali
08 Feb 2023

When it comes to treating HIV, access to medicines is crucial, but only one part of the picture, writes Dr Isaac Batali...


Following the powerful earthquakes that hit the south of Türkiye (formally Turkey) and northwest Syria on 6 February, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has mobilised its team along with local partners to respond to the increasing needs in the area.

31 Jan 2023

Arunn Jegan is the advocacy coordinator at Médecins Sans Frontières Australia and has previously worked as a head of mission and emergency coordinator.

Arunn has been with MSF since 2016, having done nine field placements in Bangladesh, Yemen, Syria, Venezuela, South Sudan and Tajikistan. 

27 Jan 2023

Yousef Alwikhery is an occupational therapist with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at Al-Awda hospital in the northern Gaza Strip. He shares his experience supporting patients with physical injuries and disabilities  and their roads to recovery.

20 Jan 2023

‘These children don’t know anything different’: Meet the Geraldton woman running a hospital in war-torn Yemen.

MSF staff
17 Jan 2023

After Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemned the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA)’s decision in a press release on 29 December 2022, some of the organisation’s female employees voiced their fears for the future and their frustration.


Al-Hol was once a humanitarian camp, designed to provide safe, temporary accommodation and humanitarian services to people displaced by the conflict in Syria and Iraq. However, the nature of the camp has long deviated from this purpose and it has grown increasingly into an unsafe open-air prison. 

16 Dec 2022

In has been more than three months since devastating floods caused vast damage across Pakistan and displaced millions, but only in recent weeks have waters started to recede and people been able to return home. 

21 Nov 2022

Representatives of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been participating in the World Climate Conference (COP) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Australian academic Patricia Schwerdtle, lecturer in nursing and midwifery and public health, Monash University has been part of MSF’s team at COP27.

26 Oct 2022

Scarlett Wong is a clinical psychologist from Sydney. Her work with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has taken her to Uganda and Palestine. 

Scarlett featured in webinar with MSF focusing on the role of mental health specialists in overseas projects. If you are a mental health specialist and are interested in joining MSF’s project teams, we encourage you to watch this webinar recording prior to applying.