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Introduction to MSF

Mike is a doctor from the UK, who is about to start his first assignment for Doctors Without Borders / MSF. He’ll be working in our projects in Jordan, where the patients are largely people who have fled the war in Syria. In Jordan, Mike will be drawing on his extensive training experience to help develop the skills of the local staff, but today he blogs about going back to the classroom himself, as he joins the MSF pre-departure training…

The start of something new...

It has only been about six weeks since I came back from my backpacking trip and here I am, sitting at the airport again, leaving for a new 'adventure'. This time, my journey is to Lebanon, more specifically to Baalbek, in the Bekaa valley (close to the Syrian border, see map below). Let me explain how I ended up in this...

One foot in

The maternal child health project, where MSF will be supporting a district in Sierra Leone, has not begun yet. We are due to commence activities later in January. Currently we are preparing; but as a team of humanitarian workers it is very difficult to be present and not clinically active. We are in an uncomfortable state of limbo, where we are here but without the usual MSF machine in full throttle behind us.