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My Ebola Diary

So, finally, I’m off. This time on Saturday I’ll be on a plane to Freetown in Sierra Leone, to join the more or less 3500 MSF staff, national and international, who are fighting the largest, most deadly outbreak of the Ebola … Continue reading

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Normal Abnormal

“Another abnormal day,” says Paula, one of our expat doctors, in an exhausted voice. “Well, maybe we should say a normal abnormal day,” I replied. “Every day seems to be like this out in Don Bosco.” Normal abnormal. We’ve become … Continue reading

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Death & Life in Don Bosco

Sadly, miracles don’t happen that often. Which is why, of course, they are miracles. We really wanted one yesterday, for another tiny baby. Just two months old, her mother brought her in with respiratory distress, her tiny chest expanding with … Continue reading

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Miracles and Tragedies in Central African Republic

My natural alarm clock woke me this morning, as usual, at 5.15: a bird warbling in a mango tree outside my room. That sounds idyllic, a far cry from the horrors that are still occurring regularly just a kilometre or … Continue reading

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Preparing For The Off

I’ve just come back from a bike ride.  The sky is blue and cloudless, the green verges are splashed with the bright yellow of the first daffodils.  Birds are singing, ponies graze happily in the fields. Spring is arriving, and … Continue reading

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