Kim Comer is an American logistician, and her assignment in Chad was her second with MSF. Previously, she worked in technical theater on touring shows and cruise ships. She has found that four years of expatriation and resourcefulness have served as a good preparation for life in the field.
While off assignment and out of the field, Kim likes to get right back in it, enjoying long-distance backpacking from her San Francisco home base.
Kim is working at the Moisala project is aiming at preventing and treating malaria, in a remote area of Chad where Malaria is the main cause of mortality for children under five. MSF has been running this project since 2010 and in 2012 introduced the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), a preventive method of care. This project has already had a great impact on the reduction of the number of malaria cases and on the reduction of child mortality in the area.