With the 45 other brand-new shiny and enthusiastic recruits to MSF Operation Centre Amsterdam (OCA), I receive instruction on the history of humanitarianism, the MSF charter and principles, MSF’s code of conduct and how to convey information to the media in a crisis situation whilst maintaining neutrality. I learn how to plan the layout of a basic hospital from scratch, including how to keep the kids in the re-feeding programme from catching cholera or TB from the adult admissions…
Emily blogs about MSF’s intense pre-mission training course. Please leave your questions and comments for Emily below her blog post.

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