November 30, 2023
Dr Paul Mushombe Nibhumba: Testimonial from Doctors of the World Medical Coordinator in Mali
At the heart of our actions, one story has left an indelible mark on my memories. A woman, pregnant with twins, came to us. For nine months, we were at her side, becoming her compass on this uncertain journey. Our medico-psycho-social team played an essential role, providing invaluable medical follow-up and unfailing support.
As with all twin pregnancies, this one required special attention. Doctors of the World was there every step of the way, looking after her health and that of her babies throughout the nine months of pregnancy. These months created invisible but incredibly powerful bonds. When the long-awaited moment finally arrived, this mother was able to give birth to her children in peace and security. Her smile lit up our hearts. We had performed a small miracle, by being there for her and for the twins who were born.
For the migrants around them, these twins became “Doctors of the World babies.”A nickname that stuck for some time, testifying to their deep gratitude to our organisation. These children symbolise the hope and humanity that our organisation brings to these vulnerable people along their migratory route. This nickname had become a living reminder of the power of solidarity in action.”