1. Médecins Sans Frontières in Nepal

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    Midwife Katrina Penney describes the start of her Médecins Sans Frontières mission in Nepal. On her first day a pregnant woman, who had been in obstructed labour for six days, presented. With minimal resources she and the doctor had to decide how to best treat the woman.

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    • Sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

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      Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) midwife Bronwyn Hale recounts her visit to a village in Democratic Republic of Congo which had reported cases of sexual violence. Almost all the village's women had been raped. Bronwyn describes MSF's treatment for the emotional, mental and physical needs of these women and the difficulties in access for follow up treatment.

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      • Internally Displaced People in Sudan

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        Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse Susan Thomas has worked in Abyei, a border town between north and south Sudan. The MSF team were providing shelter, food, water, sanitation and medical care for the huge number of internally displaced people who had arrived in Abyei. Here she talks about the advocacy work of the team, a fundamental aspect of the role of MSF field workers in such a situation.

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        • Landmines on the Thai Burmese Border

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          Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor Myrto Schaefer talks about her time working on the Thai Burmese border. She was the only doctor responsible for two refugee camps containing 40,000 people and relied heavily on the local ethnic Karen auxiliary nurses. They regularly saw landmine victims amongst the Burmese refugees they treated.

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          • Picking Up The Pieces After The Pakistan Earthquake

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            Steve Green was the logistician in an Médecins Sans Frontières primary health care program in Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake. Here he describes the difficulties involved in completing a vaccination campaign in mountainous terrain which already suffered from a severe lack of infrastructure.

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            • Working On The Afghanistan Pakistan Border

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              Debra-Lee Holman's first project with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was working in refugee and internally displaced person camps on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. During her time there she took part in a measles vaccination campaign which saw 60,000 children vaccinated in 9 days. Here she explains some of the difficulties involved in vaccinating female teenagers and also some of the lighter moments of the campaign.

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              • MSF Dr Tonia Marquardt on Cholera outbreak in Liberia

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                On her very first day in Liberia, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctor Tonia Marquardt is advised that there are two suspected cases of cholera in the refugee camp. Tests confirm that cholera is indeed present as the team prepares to manage a cholera outbreak. In this short video Tonia explains what is necessary when treating cholera and how the MSF Cholera Treatment Unit and community education campaign are crucial in reducing the impact of cholera.

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                • MSF Midwife Margaret Bell in Darfur

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                  Midwife Margaret Bell talks about some of her experiences working with Médecins Sans Frontières in Darfur, Sudan. She arrived in 2004 Mornay was a town which had grown rapidly from 5,000 to 80,000 people who had been internally displaced by the Darfur conflict. By the time she left the project Médecins Sans Frontières had set up a water sanitation program, a feeding centre, an outpatient and inpatient clinic and a women's health centre.

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                  • Treating Internally Displaced People in Uganda

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                    Dr Tonia Marquardt tells of her experiences managing a measles outbreak in Uganda with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She explains the correlation between measles and malnutrition and how one of the priorities when dealing with a large number of displaced people is the administration of the measles vaccination. However in this project the vaccination campaign came too late and there was an outbreak of measles. Tonia describes the types of treatment used by MSF to treat the disease.

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