My name is Antonia, I’m a nurse and have been working for MSF since 2012. Even before I started my training to be a nurse I admired the people working with MSF. I asked myself if I would ever be able to do so, too. While I was gaining professional experience in Swiss hospitals I always kept thinking of MSF, and after some time I took the plunge and sent in my application.
I have been on five missions, and each one was unforgettable and amazing in its own way. Yemen – a hospital for internally displaced people, before the current crisis started. Columbia – mobile clinics in FARC-controlled areas. Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak. Nepal after the earthquake, and now again Yemen, this time while a war is raging.
I soon found that MSF’s emergency programmes are my passion, thus I didn’t hesitate when I was asked to work solely for the Emergency Unit. This means that during the coming two years I am working full-time for MSF; I am on stand-by for emergencies at any time – and I will surely have a lot of experiences.