From providing basic healthcare in refugee camps, to helping set up health posts in remote areas, nurses are vital to our work.
Being an MSF nurse is demanding and rewarding work. In many situations, nurses are the backbone of our medical operations.
Our nurses often head departments in hospital/health centres and are at the forefront of providing primary healthcare in our projects.
You might be organising a mass vaccination campaign for measles, triaging patients fleeing conflict, or operating a feeding centre for malnourished children. In a hospital setting, you may be asked to work within different departments, such as paediatrics, internal medicine or the emergency room.
I've learned so incredibly much medically. All of the tropical diseases that I had not even heard the name of during my nursing education, I have now worked with on a daily basis.Johanna Lönn, Nurse
This is an exciting and diverse role involving some or all of the following:
Depending on our activities and needs, your responsibilities may be adapted according to the specific projects.
You will not be facing these challenges alone—other MSF team members, both international and locally hired staff, will provide technical support, including extensive guidelines and protocols.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by our charter. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.
MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 67,000 people.
Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, international association. The association is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims.