Pakistan: Remote management, team structure and training

Flavien is a log admin from France, currently working with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Pakistan. After five months of “remote management” from a base in Islamabad, he is about to travel to his project in the town of Chaman, on the border with Afghanistan. In this blog post, he compares some aspects of his second assignment with his first one.

Ebola: "I was terrified of my first time in the high-risk zone. Now I train others."

Three years after the end of the major Ebola epidemic in West Africa, an outbreak of the deadly disease was declared on 1 August 2018 in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In this new fight against Ebola, MSF relies on veteran staff to share their knowledge. One of them is Alpha Diallo, a water and sanitation expert from Guinea.

“It tests your flexibility”: Training MSF logistics teams around the world

Zeeshan is a deputy logistics coordinator from Malakand in Pakistan. He works to supply resources to vital humanitarian projects run by Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) across the country. In this blog, he shares his love of going on “detachment” with MSF, training teams in other projects around the world.

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…