Every day, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe—treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, MSF is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis.
In any MSF project, provision of reproductive health care will very often be a component. In 2012 alone, MSF teams assisted in more than 185,000 births—births supported by midwives recruited from all over the world, including from the United States.
On Tuesday, December 3, midwives and midwifery students are invited to join us for a presentation and question & answer session dedicated to a discussion of employment opportunities for midwives with MSF. Learn more about how you can join MSF’s pool of dedicated midwives who provide reproductive and mother-child health care around the world every day.
An MSF Field Human Resources Officer will give an overview of the organization and discuss requirements, and participants will be able to ask questions about the recruitment process and life in the field. Joining our presenter will be Aerlyn Pfeil, a Portland based midwife and MSF aid worker, who will share stories and photos from four MSF assignments in Ethiopia and South Sudan.
*Read the bio below to learn more about our midwife presenter, and please visit our website to review the requirements for joining our team and to view first-hand field accounts by fellow midwives.
Aerlyn Pfeil is a certified professional midwife and sexual violence program advisor working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Aerlyn completed her midwifery training at Birthingway College and has since worked in Senegal with the African Birth Collective, in Haiti with Midwives for Haiti, and in Ethiopia and South Sudan on four missions with MSF. Providing humanitarian aid in areas where medical infrastructure is lacking and even basic health care is hard to find has been challenging, transformational, and rewarding. Most recently, Aerlyn was in South Sudan advising MSF in the development of their sexual violence program for the country.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. For more information, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
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