first assignment

Jordan: Getting the Blues?

Mike is a doctor from the UK. Having settled into his new role, he blogs about what he misses from his life at home, and what it's like to find yourself dealing with a new job, changing expectations, and a different culture...

I found it exciting to start my assignment, meet new people and be in a different place where even the signs are a struggle to read. (Reading Arabic writing is not something I’m confident in yet, though there is progress I’m glad to say.)  There is so much to get used to and a new role too.

Pakistan outside the field

Nathalia is in Pakistan, where MSF / Doctors Without Borders projects are helping to meet health care needs in rural areas and urban slums. In her first post she showcases the diversity of country, as her Pakistani colleagues introduce her to the vibrancy of Islamabad, the capital city...

Introduction to MSF

Mike is a doctor from the UK, who is about to start his first assignment for Doctors Without Borders / MSF. He’ll be working in our projects in Jordan, where the patients are largely people who have fled the war in Syria. In Jordan, Mike will be drawing on his extensive training experience to help develop the skills of the local staff, but today he blogs about going back to the classroom himself, as he joins the MSF pre-departure training…