Interviewee: Alex MSF/2
Extent: 18 audio files, 2 document files
Alex is the pseudonym chosen by a British nurse who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières since the late 1990s initially in overseas missions and lately at the MSF UK offices. Alex had a strong desire to undertake humanitarian work and planned her nursing training and early career experience around preparing for this opportunity. She completed a degree in nursing in the 1990s. She then took a number of opportunities to do small amounts of work abroad in Romania and Uganda, to gain experience of emergency nursing in A&E and to complete courses in teaching and in tropical medicine. She undertook two missions for MSF in Sierra Leone and Siri Lanka - both particularly dangerous combat settings. After these she decided that working for the MSF UK office would be a better way to support MSF work and has combined working for MSF UK with settling down to a family and children.
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