I am a bit of a hybrid doctor from Scotland with experience in Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Other than native English, my language skills include Franglais,and Arabais both of which are coming in handy during my first mission with MSF.
Fortunately my son and daughter are my biggest fans so it is with their support and encouragement that I have embarked on a mission to Jordan.
Here in Jordan, I am the expat Medical doctor responsible for the emergency department and two wards full of post-surgical patients received from five kilometres over the border in Syria. Our project here is an emergency surgical mission providing critical care for war wounded people from Syria. We are supported by an excellent mental health and physiotherapy teams who work alongside the medical and surgical contingent.