Put Your Ideals Into Practice: Doctors Without Borders Info Session - Washington DC
- Charity & Causes
- Georgetown Neighborhood Library, Washington DC
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 Thursday, September 12, 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 Abby Pike, a Bay-Area nurse-midwife and MSF aid worker, who will share stories and photos from two MSF assignments in 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.
Abby Pike, RN, CNM is a nurse-midwife and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid worker. She completed her pre-licensure nursing and MSN in Midwifery at Yale University in 2004 and currently holds a faculty position at UCSF School of Nursing in the MEPN program. In addition to teaching pre-licensure nursing students, she is in full-scope clinical practice. Her assignments with MSF include missions to South Sudan in 2009 and from 2010-11, where she worked in regional maternity care projects. She had the pleasure to be present during South Sudan's referendum for independence.
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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