Volunteers are at the heart of Doctors Worldwide work. This page shares accounts of our volunteers and stories on some of the people who have benefited from their efforts and generosity.
The Kheshgi Refugee Camp in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province is home to just under 2,000 Afghan refugees, trying their best to rebuild their lives months on from the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history. Doctors Worldwide responded immediately as the floods broke. Here is an account from one of our volunteers.
Dr Hasiba Tarin is the reason why so many women travel from miles to attend the clinic as she is the only female doctor in the district of Nowshera and takes care of the health of thousands of women. She says the women prefer to see her as they feel at ease discussing their medical problems with a woman.
During the Pakistan floods of 2010 Dr. Seher Ahmad’s was seeing between 80 – 100 patients a day, focusing on women and children, who often feel more comfortable seeing female doctors.