Saschveen Singh is a doctor from Perth, Western Australia, where she works various roles between general practice, emergency medicine and travel medicine.
Her main areas of medical interest are paediatrics, immunisations, refugee health and neglected tropical diseases.
She recently returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are fighting an outbreak of Ebola.
After studying French as a 16year old for a one month immersion on Reunion Island, a tiny volcanic island in the Indian ocean, her passion for learning in different environments afar and cultures abroad was ignited, and since then she has studied French in Marseille on a gap-year, Tropical Medicine and Paediatrics in Senegal, Tropical Paediatrics in Bangladesh, and has completed a diploma of Tropical Medicine in Peru, and then a Master's in Public Health & Tropical Medicine in northern Queensland, Australia. She has also spent time working in a Paediatric hospital in Laos, and volunteering for a Refugee Health advocacy group in Australia.
When she isn’t at work or travelling to rather far flung places, you can usually find her hanging out with her husband and her puppy in sunny Perth, obsessively listening to good music, swimming at the beach, and pursuing her other love: sewing and fashion design.
She is currently on her first assignment with MSF, working for six months in a refugee camp in Tanzania, which hosts 127,000 Burundian refugees fleeing a complex political conflict that began in 2015. MSF are the sole health provider in the camp, and she is supervising medical activities in the Emergency Room, adult inpatient ward, the outpatient and non-communicable disease clinics, as well as helping oversee the healthcare of the more than 600 local and national staff that MSF employ on the project.