MSDN Blog

Here you can find updates on the actions of members of the Medical Self-Defense Network, and other relevant news.

Report: MSDN in North and East Syria (NES)

After the invasion of Turkey into Northeast Syria, an international group of health workers came together and discussed the experience of the years of war against ISIS and the Turkish invasions of Afrin in 2018 and Cizre in 2019 – cantons of NES.To build up better ways to support the local health structures, we decided…

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Update: 3D Printing Lab

Work is progressing at a steady pace with the lab for 3D printing tourniquets, as the ability to autonomously create devices for medical work is very important. These are the first little steps with production of medical devices accessible to community.

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Report: MSDN Work in Ukraine

Since March this year, I came to work as a frontline medical volunteer in Ukraine, because we as MSDN see it as very important from perspective of critical solidarity, to be able to put in practice alternative medical structures, and open possibilities to those who are unable to join Territorial Defense units for different reasons….

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Update: Disaster Relief in Kentucky, USA

I’ve been first on the ground at natural disasters before but the devastating floods in Kentucky, USA have left me with my mouth hanging wide open. It’s hard to describe the level of devestation left in the wake of historic record breaking floods and mudslides in the region. Cars and houses are smashed together clogging…

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Manual: How to make a DIY Portable Suction

In the absence of portable electronic suction one possible option is to utilize a nasopharyngeal airway adjunct (NPA) in combination with a 60cc syringe. Attach the NPA to the syringe, place the distal end of the NPA into the patients mouth while pulling back on the plunger of the syringe to remove vomitus, blood, or…

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MSDN Training in Northeastern Syria

In the last weeks, MSDN was excited to provide basic trainings on safe techniques to carry injured people in emergency situations, as well as a basic education on ” stopping the bleed” and other basic life saving medical interventions.

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