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Kelly Dilworth is an anaesthetist from Perth. She is working in Makamba, the southernmost province of Burundi. This is her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières.

07/02/2004 Burundi


Marg Ward is a 61-year-old grandmother from Ballina in Northern NSW who is working as a nurse in Soroti, in the Northeast of Uganda. Médecins Sans Frontières offers basic health-care in four sites for displaced people in Soroti...

09/01/2004 Uganda


Dr Tonia Marquardt is from Melbourne and is working as Médecins Sans Frontières’ field doctor in the nutrition unit in Soroti, Uganda for 6 weeks. This is her fourth mission with the agency, following previous postings in Malawi,...

13/12/2003 Uganda


Chris Wilson is a nurse and midwife from Cairns, Australia. She has been the field co-ordinator for the Médecins Sans Frontières' Northern Afghanistan project in Faryab Province since June 2003. This is her second mission with...

22/11/2003 Afghanistan


Debra-Lee Holman is a nurse from Cairns. This is her first mission for Médecins Sans Frontières and now she is living and working in Chaman on the remote Pakistan/Afghanistan border about 200 kilometres south of Kandahar, the...

09/11/2003 Afghanistan, Pakistan


Helen Meville is a nurse from Wagga Wagga. She has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières on a TB program in Afghanistan since January 2003. This is her third mission with the agency, following previous postings in Uzbekistan...

13/10/2003 Afghanistan


Ingrid Hopper is a medical doctor who has just returned from Myanmar. She was there for six months, from March to September 2003. This has been her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières. Ingrid is from Melbourne. This is a...

16/08/2003 Myanmar (Burma)


Jon Kennedy is from Wellington in New Zealand. He has been working as a doctor in Akuem, South Sudan since May of this year. This is Jon's second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières. He was in Sri Lanka in 2001 for six months.

09/08/2003 Sudan


David Murray is from Sydney. He has been working as a nurse in Nchelenge, Zambia since January this year. This is his first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières.

05/08/2003 Zambia


Rosie Clifton is a theatre nurse from Fremantle, Western Australia. Her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières has taken her to the seperatist republic of Abkhazia in Georgia. Rosie has been there since June this year.

04/08/2003 Georgia
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