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"The simple yet harmonious refuge that we built for mothers to deliver their precious new babies has been annihilated. I wonder—can it ever be a safe place again?" Dr Katherine Franklin (cohort 2017-18)

Medecins sans frontieres offices with smashed windows and gunshot impacts
Photograph: Entry to Dasht-e-Barchi hospital, Afghanistan.

Our alumna Dr Katherine Franklin (cohort 2017-18)  reflects on how the hospital's tragic attack conflicts with her memories of working there in 2016.

In this article, Katherine brings to live her good memories of the maternity hospital when she was working there. By comparing images and fond memories she still keeps of the staff and patients with the aftermath of the attack, the reader is faced with the stark contrast between the two.

Read the article: Dasht-e-Barchi : can it ever be a safe place again? on the MSF website

 

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