201: Humanitarian Disasters: how MSF clinicians work in difficult environments

June 7, 2015

 

Dr Martin Sosa is a General Surgeon who has been deployed on multiple missions with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders). However, over his work with MSF, he found himself in emergency situations were surgery was not the only medical specialty required. Martin is an example of the work being done by organisations, like MSF, that rapidly adapt to the immediate clinical need, in extremely difficult operational environments.  I spoke with Martin about his experiences in Yemen and South Sudan shortly before his MSF deployment to Central African Republic.

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About my guest

Dr Martin Sosa is a General Surgeon with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), who originally hails from Argentina. His career in relief and disaster work commenced (pre-MSF) with a deployment to Haiti following the disastrous earthquake. Since then, he was had many extended missions in locations such as Yemen and South Sudan.

 

Links and references

  • Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors without Borders (Australian Branch) 

  • Donations for MSF Australian branch

 

The following links are in Spanish (Click here for Google Translate)

  • MSF Profile on Dr Sosa 

  • Another MSF Profile on Dr Sosa 

  • OjoClinico profile on Argentine MSF

  • Life in the line of fire (Radio Rio Cuarto)

  • Martin Sosa: "I studied medicine to enter Doctors Without Borders"

  • Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors without Borders (Argentine Branch) 

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