No, RUF is treated like a medicine and must be administered after a proper diagnosis has been established.
Our main source is a company called Nutriset and it is located in Normandie, France. They produce Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) that we use in the field including Plumpy’Nut and Plumpy’doz. However there are other competitive manufacturers making similar foods around the world. There are also 4 Nutriset franchises in African countries where it is produced locally: Niger, Ethiopia, Malawi, and DRC.
● MSF has given RUF to hundreds of thousands of children and has never seen an allergic reaction; however it can be formulated with soy or other seed base if necessary.
● We always have children sample it before taking it home.
● No. MSF does not take sides. Our programmatic decisions in the area are based on identifiable medical needs and a lack of available necessary care.
● Israel has good medical and mental health services and has not needed our support (during the 2006 war between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defense Forces, Israel declined our services).
Yes, some help with loans (interest) after six months (but before 1 year when salary is increased).
Some exposure to developing countries; tropical medicine coursework or experience; flexibility and adaptability; foreign languages (especially French).
Check the website, you can even apply online (or give a recruitment brochure).
No. You have to have finished residency to go out with MSF.