Knitting MSF

Hello, Clare here popping back as I spotted this and though of p/hop.

Emily Wise is a British doctor working with MSF in Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan for nine months treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The disease itself is bad enough however the treatment is also pretty awful, taking at least nine months, with the drudgery of taking 20 tablets a day and potential side effects such as nausea,  complete, permanent hearing loss, and psychosis.

Emily is blogging about her work, with a nice mix of serious stories about the people MSF are helping and the lighter side of life overseas. In her most recent post she writes about what her and the team get up to in their time off and mentioned this scarf her mum made for her, complete with MSF logo. Fab, eh?

Hand knitted MSF scarf © Emily Wise

Hand knitted MSF scarf © Emily Wise

MSF are pushing for change for the treatment of tuberculosis. In 2011, MSF treated 30,700 people for tuberculosis and 1,060 for multidrug-resistant TB. Find out more…

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