In the first instalment of a new feature, entitled "Where are they now?" MSF SA profiles former MSF fieldworker and Tygerberg Hospital paediatrician Dr Lisa Frigati to see what life holds for her after working with MSF.
Dr Lisa Frigati found herself at a crossroads: Having finished her medical degree, she was not ready to start her specialisation. Nor was she particularly enthused about spending another year working with the British health service, so in 2003, she took a decision that would change her life.
A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Lisa joined MSF, packed her bags and headed out for her first assignment to Myanmar.
“I believed in what MSF stood for and I suppose I might have been looking for a bit of adventure,” she recalls.