Top five stories from our Indian field workers in 2018

Showkat Nanda

From Jharkhand to Uttar Pradesh and Jordan to Bangladesh, our Indian field workers work with our teams to provide essential medical care to the those in need. We’ve compiled a list of the top five reads from our Indian field workers who’ve shared their stories with us this year.

Jharkhand: “I was a teenage mother with the same story”

Since June 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been treating severe acute malnutrition in the town of Chakradharpur, in Jharkhand, using an innovative community engagement model. Subashini Deb Mahto, from one of the local communities, works for MSF as a Community Health Educator. Here she shares her experiences, both her work with MSF and her first-hand experience of malnutrition.

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Jordan: “Managing complicated wounds proved much easier than saying a simple goodbye”

Orthopaedic surgeon Mukul Singhal went to Jordan for his first assignment with MSF, where our teams provide medical and psychological care to war-wounded patients from Syria. He shares his experience in this blog.

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Uttar Pradesh: "Hepatitis C is more than a disease"

Sevantee Ghosh, a medical doctor from Kolkata, has been working with MSF’s hepatitis C project in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, since January 2017. In this piece, she looks back on a year of treating hepatitis C.

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Fighting a forgotten disease in Bangladesh

Kashmir-based medical doctor Samreen Hussain went to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where she worked as part of an MSF team providing medical care to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. In this piece, she describes the challenges posed by the re-emergence of diphtheria.

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Healing trapped minds in Zimbabwe's Chikurubi Prison

After providing mental healthcare for inmates in a prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, for over five years, MSF handed over its project to government authorities. Manighandan Sivaramakrishnan, a public health professional from India, was associated with the project in its concluding months and coordinated the handover. In this interview, he explains the origins and outcomes of the project.

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