r/doctorswithoutborders Dec 11 '20

This sub is not for medical advice, please don't post personal medical questions.

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This sub is for discussions related to the humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières

If it is an emergency, please contact your local emergency services.

You might try over at /r/AskDocs , /r/medical_advice or many other subs.


r/doctorswithoutborders Feb 01 '21 Helpful

Want to work with MSF? Here's a good place to start.

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r/doctorswithoutborders 1d ago

Does the president of MSF have to be a Doctor of Medicine?

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Hello! I've always been in awe of MSF and their values, every since I saw Living in Emergency as a 16 year old. It inspired me to enter into the world of global health and epidemiology. After 12 years of nursing the dream of one day going on a mission with them, I'm now confident that I have a profile strong-enough to finally submit my application.

From what I've read, MSF has one of the best cultures in the world: dedicated to human rights and providing care to those who need it most. I want to work to head one of their national offices, even the international office, so I could do my best to uphold the values of the organization and make sure that they never change.

The thing is, I'm not an MD, and I noticed that all past presidents of MSF have been MDs. Is this a requirement for the position? Do you think that if I work hard I could become the MSF president with a PhD in Global Health?


r/doctorswithoutborders 1d ago

Does Foreign Travel Make You a Better Doctor?

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I did two missions with MSF many years ago and I think it completely changed how I practice and live my life. Does anybody else feel that way? I wrote an essay about working in South Sudan.


r/doctorswithoutborders 2d ago

MSF Provides Life-changing Facial Surgeries for Noma Survivors

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r/doctorswithoutborders 2d ago

Emergency Doctor posting

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Hi all,

I am current a senior emergency registrar in Australia and have been looking to apply with MSF in the not too distant future.

From what I could see on the website MSF are taking Emergency Specialists, which I take to mean consultants, and if you haven't completed specialist training will be taken on as a 'medical doctor's.

I'm just trying to get a feel on what kind of potential roles I would be eligible for.

Any advice around this topic would be greatly appreciated.


r/doctorswithoutborders 8d ago

Hybrid Work Expectations

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Hi everyone, I am thinking about applying for a position with MSF that would be in one of their US office. I read that they have an expectation of Two days in office every week and was just wondering if this was a hard line. I’ve been debating about applying only due to this. Currently none of their offices are committed to where I currently reside, in the salary they have if I were to live in those cities would not be enough. Thank you for all your insights


r/doctorswithoutborders 8d ago

Humanitarian Affairs Officer

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Hello everyone, hope you’re all doing really well! I am highly interested in applying for the Humanitarian Affairs Officer position with MSF Canada and was wondering if anyone had any insight into what they consider to be an ideal candidate and whether having personal/lived experience (coupled with strong qualitative research experience involving refugees) could overcome my lack of in-field experience. Thank you so much in advance!


r/doctorswithoutborders 10d ago

Much weight to DELF on a CV?

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I've been studying French and am at an A2 level now. I know the application has a section asking about language proficiency, but would an official certification (DELF) added to my CV make enough of a difference to warrant the cost of the exam ($100), do you think? Especially when it's not at B2 like MSF looks for. I'm American and targeting the health promotion (activity manager) role. Thanks!


r/doctorswithoutborders 11d ago

What is Plumpy'Nut? A Tool to Fight Malnutrition

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r/doctorswithoutborders 16d ago

What to send with Family member about to start their first MSF position

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My parent will be starting as a physician real soon and got their first assignment. They will have low internet access and all the stuff like that. What is a low space thing that you feel was really beneficial to you while you where away? I'm thinking a hard drive with media, but was there anything else that you would have liked/had that would be good to send with?


r/doctorswithoutborders 17d ago

Is there any demand for pilots within this organization?

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r/doctorswithoutborders 17d ago

Ukraine: MSF Evacuates Psychiatric Patients from Kherson

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r/doctorswithoutborders 18d ago

How MSF Gets Clean Water to Refugees in Uganda

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r/doctorswithoutborders Dec 16 '22

Bringing aid to recently occupied villages in Ukraine

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r/doctorswithoutborders Dec 13 '22

MSF: Why Are There So Many Cholera Outbreaks in 2022?

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r/doctorswithoutborders Dec 08 '22

MSF interview in 2 weeks, what should I expect?

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Hey everyone I'm a paeds nurse from Australia who is currently working in the middle East. I've just been invited to attend an interview with MSF and love to hear from all of you who has had experience with MSF about the best way to prepare for the interview.

I understand that as a field nurse your main role is to manage, teach and supervise, with limited hands on patient care, so I'm assuming the interview will focus more on your management experience? My background includes general Pediatrics, PICU and Peds long term ventilation care (current), I wonder if they would question my technical skills and knowledge in depth on each area or with a particular focus?

Also the interview is 2hrs long, it kind of occurs to me that it will turn to more of a chat and get to know you after all the essential questions are asked then to be asked formal interview questions for 2hr long?

Thz everyone! I look forward to joining MSF!


r/doctorswithoutborders Dec 01 '22

WORLD AIDS DAY | Twenty years of free care in the DRC

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r/doctorswithoutborders Nov 24 '22

Liberia: MSF Helping Children with Epilepsy Stay in School

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r/doctorswithoutborders Nov 09 '22

Honduras: Responding to Dengue Fever, a Climate-Sensitive Disease

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r/doctorswithoutborders Nov 09 '22

West African doctor looking to join MSF

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Hello, I’m a doctor in a West African country, and I want to join MSF in the field. The problem is that there seems to be no way for doctors from my country to apply at all. I filled in my location on the MSF website and was given a link to apply through MSF in Senegal, but the MSF Senegal office appears to be defunct and even the online application form fails to load. There’s also no email address on the website for me to send enquiries to. Is there anyone who has faced this sort of problem? And how do I get around it?


r/doctorswithoutborders Nov 08 '22

CLIMATE EMERGENCY | Four questions about reducing MSF's carbon emissions

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r/doctorswithoutborders Nov 07 '22

SYRIA | Sketches of life inside Al-Hol Camp

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r/doctorswithoutborders Nov 03 '22

HR Coordinator/ Administrator Role

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Hello,

How can one go about getting a job as a HR Coordinator or HR Administrator at Doctor Without Borders? What are the relevant skills required? I have 4 years of work experience in the field of HR + Business Development/Partnerships in the social development sector which has allowed me to do a lot of ground work too.

Please recommend.

Thank you


r/doctorswithoutborders Nov 02 '22

MSF Responds to Cholera Outbreak in Lebanon

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r/doctorswithoutborders Oct 30 '22

A doctor's Ebola memoir is all too timely given Uganda outbreak

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r/doctorswithoutborders Oct 21 '22

Ebola in Uganda: Four things to know about the outbreak. MSF

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