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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.
Fifty per cent of the time I slowly roll backwards and end-up with my arms and legs flailing in the air like a stranded tortoise, until Tony frees me from the straps. All my visions of my being a brilliant yet remarkably cool and subtly sexy humanitarian doctor evaporate before I have even received my MSF T-shirt.
Emily blogs about MSF’s intense pre-mission training course with a 50kg backpack and an MSF version of ‘I Will Survive’. Please leave your questions and comments for Emily below her blog post.