Hi, I'm Jenny, a pediatrician from Hamburg. I have been working for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) since 2011, working in projects in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, the DPRK, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. In doing so, I worked in almost as many roles as countries: as pediatrician, as head of the medical project team and as a consultant in the office.
I worked in Sierra Leone four years ago, at the Pediatric and Obstetric Hospital in Bo. It was the time when the severe Ebola epidemic spread throughout the country. Because of the high risk of infection and lack of experienced staff, the hospital had to be closed. Since then, I have hoped to return to Sierra Leone - a beautiful country with terrifying maternal and child mortality - one of the most dangerous place on earth to be born or to give birth.
I am happy and grateful to be part of the team opening a new hospital in Kenema - the district in Sierra Leone most affected by the Ebola epidemic. At the same time, it is the district where people's health is the worst in the country. In addition to the medical treatment of children and women, we will devote ourselves to the training of local health workers in order to increase their numbers and improve their qualifications.