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Life on the frontline

Thinking about working overseas for MSF? Hear what it's like first hand from our staff working in projects around the world. 

Doctor Javid Abdelmoneim

Working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) had long been a dream of Javid Abdelmoneim.

Since his first mission in Iraq in 2009, Javid has worked for MSF in Haiti, South Sudan and Sierra Leone. In 2016 became a board member for MSF UK. 

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Surgeon Paul McMaster

After a long career in medicine, British surgeon Paul McMaster made a decision that most 60-something retirees wouldn't: to work in conflict and crisis zones providing medical care to those who need it most. 

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WATSAN Cokie van der Velde

Cokie van der Velde is not your typical grandmother. She has travelled to 14 countries with us, working as a logistician and a water sanitation engineer on infectious disease projects.

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Staff and Patient Blogs 

We feel that it's important for our staff and patients to be able to talk about their work and treatment. We set up our international blogging platform to do just that.

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