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Patricia recently returned from Rustenburg, in South Africa's Northwest Province where she worked as a Field Co-ordinator  of Doctors Without Borders' (MSF) newly established project focused treating survivors of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). The MSF team offers medical assistance and...
Corina Moffat, worked in South Sudan as a Resources Manager for 8 months. The married mother of four children worked in the primary healthcare centre within a refugee camp for South Sudanese internally displaced people, in the Maban area, 45 kilometres away from where conflict took place. Corina ...
Sandra, 34, is a Psychologist who recently returned from Myanmar. She is currently preparing for her second mission in India in an exclusively sexual violence project located in New Delhi. Sandra worked in Kenya between 2009 and 2011 and in Swaziland between 2013 and February 2015 as an MSF...
Tambu Matambo, 51, spent the last 12 months in Beira, Mozambique as a Project Medical Referent. She was in Mozambique from January 2015 to January 2016 where she worked on the corridor project for key population mainly commercial sex workers, truck drivers and Men Having Sex with Men (MSMs). What...
Jean-Claude Mwitende, aged 32, returned from the Central African Republic (CAR) where he worked for 6 months as the central Pharmacy Manager in Bangui, the capital. He was responsible for coordinating all the pharmacy activities supplying medicine to the three MSF sections and several projects in...
Dodo Kibasomba spent 6 months in Mali for her 5th mission with MSF, working on a (CPS) Malaria Prevention and Vaccination campaign, which consisted of 2 months of preparation and four x 1 month campaigns. MSF fieldworker Dodo Kibasomba, a nurse originally from Bukavu in the eastern Democratic...
  Zani Prinsloo recently came back from her fifth mission as a Midwife in South Sudan. Zani was a military student and that’s where she studied social work, midwifery and neonatology. In South Sudan she was an Activity Manager in charge of section reproductive health, including antenatal,...
Simon Njoroge, 34, spent 8 months in Juba, South Sudan for his first mission between 9 January and 5 November 2015 where he worked as a Flying Technician and an Electrical & Biomedical Engineer. He joined MSF in November 2014. Simon is a Logistician by profession. He has a qualification in...
Melt Ndlovu, 40, is an MSF SA field worker who has just left for his second mission to South Sudan for six months. A nurse by profession, Melt joined MSF in 2014 when he worked in Free Town, Sierra Leone where he helped in the fight against Ebola. In South Sudan, Melt will be a Flying Nurse...
Alec Mkwamba, 33, recently left for South Sudan on his third mission with MSF to work as an Epidemiologist in the Bentiu project. He will be in South Sudan for three months. Alec holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Promotion, Masters of Science in International Health Policy and...
Omega Machekera, 27 ,left for his first mission with MSF to Malawi on 3 November. A pharmacist by profession, Omega will be based in Blantyre where he will be the mission pharmacy manager for one year. Omega is excited to be going on a mission with MSF for the first time because it has always been...
Mirriam Sakala, 51, arrived in South Africa on 23 October 2015 from Swaziland to undertake a mission at the Eshowe project in KwaZulu Natal. This is her first mission and she will be joining the Eshowe project as a Midwife Supervisor for a year. For the past 12 years, Mirriam has been working as...
​   Maureen Akeng’a, Nurse, 2015 Kunduz Trauma Centre was a life and limb saving centre. The hospital was a special project based on the amount of dedication and hard work every single staff member put in the work just ensure that our patients got a second chance at life. By doing the best they...
        Augustine recently returned from his fifth mission with MSF in the Central African Republic (CAR) for a six month mission. He was in CAR from April to October this year. Augustine has been to South Sudan, Niger, Mauritania and CAR twice for other missions. He is a nurse by profession....
  Nic van der Walt is an anaesthesiologist from Johannesburg. He completed his first assignement with MSF in Pakistan during August 2015. He tells us about joining the organisation and working in the MSF-supported hospital in Hangu. “When I was still studying to become an anaesthesiologist at the...
A testimonial by Lindis Hurum who was recently an emergency coordinator onboard of the Bourbon Argos. This testimony was used as a basis for her speech that she gave to the European parliament on the 15th of September 2015.  “If you take me back to Libya, I will jump back into the sea”. The man...
  Michael Oluwaseyi Mojeed, 32, is a doctor with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa. He recently returned from an MSF assignment in Yemen, where he worked as an Emergency Room Doctor with MSF in Ad-Dhale, southern Yemen, for six weeks. Clashes across Yemen in recent weeks, in addition...
For Evaristo Dira, working with MSF was his way to give thanks to one of the organisations that helped him when he was a refugee in Malawi 26 years ago. His moment finally arrived in June 2013, when he left his home country of Mozambique to work as an MSF fieldworker in Juba, South Sudan. “I have...
Swapping the relative comfort of working as a midwife in a private hospital in Klerksdorp, North West, for six months in South Sudan’s remote Maban refugee camp wasn’t a tough decision for compassionate and adventure seeking 26-year-old Carli Britz, an MSF field worker. “I was working in the...
  On the eve of Sierra Leone’s planned three-day nationwide lock-down to fight Ebola (19 - 21 September), the mood in the capital Freetown is ominous. The country is gearing up for what is being called in Krio language the ‘Ose-to-Ose’ (Door to Door) Ebola Sensitisation Campaign. I am concerned...

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