Dr Unni Karunakara
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Dr Unni Karunakara has been involved with MSF since 1995, when he was tasked with setting up a tuberculosis control programme in Ethiopia. He has worked on MSF projects in Nagorno-Karabakh, Brazil, the Democractic Republic of Congo and Bangladesh and in the Public Health Department of MSF in Amsterdam, advising country programmes in the Middle East, southern Africa and South and Central America.

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In Emergencies, We Shouldn't Only Be Saving the Children

(2) Comments | Posted 20 December 2012 | (23:00)

Older people are being left out in the cold, according to commentators this week, neglected by grown-up children, by employers, by a cult of youth which regards anyone over 60 as past their sell-by date. At the same time, we recoil in horror at the slaughter of innocent young lives...

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What Uniting to Combat Tropical Diseases Will Really Require

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2012 | (23:00)

Performing a spinal tap under field conditions is nerve-wracking. Sticking a needle into someone's spine to extract spinal fluid is painful and risky and that's just the doctor's perspective. But it's also something that our doctors have to do every day as part of routine tests for advanced stage sleeping...

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