I'd like to read more about some of the issues MSF addresses. What are some interesting books and papers you recommend?

MSF recommends a number of publications which explore the issues surrounding humanitarian aid. To view the list of recommended publications, click here. To find MSF publications on similar topics, click here.

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How does MSF manage safety and security in the field?

Working with MSF is not reckless. MSF maintains extensive risk-management procedures and security guidelines for every mission. Field workers are briefed on the country security situation before going to the field, and upon arriving at the project site are given specific security protocols. Adherence to our field guidelines for personal and team conduct and safety is not negotiable.

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What can I expect to do as a physician on mission?

Duties in the field depend on the project and situation of the mission country. Generally physicians are involved in clinical activities, supervision, and training of national medical personnel, with some administrative duties. This is similar for other medical professions, like nurses, midwives, and other health specialists.

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