"There was an explosion at the entrance and armed men raided the hospital”, says Marco Puntin. “Violence surrounds you in Afghanistan. This is the reality.”
Dear Rose, I’m writing to you this Mother’s Day, at this challenging time for humanity, for you and me and for all mothers and their children. You should never forget one thing: tough times don’t last, but tough people do!…
Thank you to them and all midwives around the world for everything you do.
This work will continue.
we can combat the spread of coronavirus at the same time as providing the highest quality trauma care.
Medicine can’t stop. Neither can solidarity with one another in these difficult times.
Zarbibi and Maysaa are two brave women. To them, and all the women who fight every day to improve the world, we dedicate this #InternationalWomenDay2020
The third quarter was a period of unprecedented violence, according to UNAMA, before we witnessed a decrease during the final quarter and the start of 2020. It continues to be difficult to conceive of ‘peace’ in Afghanistan at the moment.” Marco concludes
I realise my plane is touching down on the runway in Italy. All I can do is repeat to myself the promise I’ve always made to our colleagues back in Afghanistan, and which I intend to keep: to return.
‘Some of the hugs they give me literally make me quiver’