We set up the MSF Access Campaign in 1999 to push for access to, and the development of, life-saving and life-prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines for people in our programmes and beyond.
Based in Brussels, MSF Analysis intends to stimulate reflection and debate on humanitarian topics organised around the themes of migration, refugees, aid access, health policy and the environment in which aid operates.
Our medical guidelines are based on scientific data collected from MSF’s experiences, the World Health Organization (WHO), other renowned international medical institutions, and medical and scientific journals.
Providing epidemiological expertise to underpin our operations, conducting research and training to support our goal of providing medical aid in areas where people are affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or excluded from health care.
Evaluation Units have been established in Vienna, Stockholm, and Paris, assessing the potential and limitations of medical humanitarian action, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of our medical humanitarian work.
The MSF Paediatric Days is an event for paediatric field staff, policy makers and academia to exchange ideas, align efforts, inspire and share frontline research to advance urgent paediatric issues of direct concern for the humanitarian field.
A collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development organisation that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases, founded in 2003 by seven organisations from around the world.
As an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist (OB/GYN) you will work in one of our many projects focusing on reproductive health.
The OB/GYN works in close collaboration with both international and national staff, notably with the head charge midwife. Duties include:
Perform both emergency and planned OB/GYN surgery
manage obstetric complications such as instrumental assisted deliveries
manage post-operative follow-up in conjunction with an anaesthetist
train and support both surgical and midwifery staff.
Your clinical skills and resourcefulness will be put to the test primarily because the health care infrastructure in the locations we work may have fallen apart.
As the key referent for obstetric complications, you may be on call 24/7 for the duration of your placement.
Compliance with Essential Criteria for all potential Field Workers
Registration, recognition and qualifications of a national obstetric/gynaecological college
Current or recent practical experience with an emphasis on obstetric practice (as opposed to gynaecology)
Willingness to provide care in line with Médecins Sans Frontières policy and protocols for women's health, including safe termination of pregnancy, which is performed where requested across our projects. It is a requirement of OB/GYN staff to accept that they will provide, when requested, a safe termination of pregnancy while working in our projects.
Available to work infield for a minimum of 6 weeks
Competency with ultrasonography equipment (available in some locations)
Willingness to commit for up to 6 months; several projects involve a significant training and skills transfer component therefore some longer placements are available.
Voices from the field
One of the women needed four units of blood and has given us quite some stress, but she went home with a big smile today.Severine Caluwaerts, OB/GYN from Belgium