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Meet Rachel

Australian Operating Theatre (OT) Nurse Rachel Marsden began working with Médecins Sans Frontières in 2008. 

Most recently, Rachel coordinated a mass vaccination campaign in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania, in response to a cholera outbreak. Over 100,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees were vaccinated in under two months. 

She recently spoke about her progression from OT nurse to Field Coordinator and the impact she has seen this work have: 

“Working as a Field Coordinator in Tanzania is a far cry from my role as nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières, but I am loving the experience and the new challenges – to say ‘there is never a dull day’ would be an understatement! 

This work has opened my eyes to a whole different role Médecins Sans Frontières plays and I am proud of what we are doing here.”

Rachel Marsden
Médecins Sans Frontières Field Coordinator

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