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Online Supporter Briefing – 18 November 2020

As a valued supporter of Médecins Sans Frontières, we would like to invite you to join us for our online Supporter Briefing at 12pm to 1pm AEST on Wednesday, 18 November 2020.

On the day, you will be joined by our Executive Director, Jennifer Tierney and our very special guest, Dr Thomas Schaefer, Orthopaedic Surgeon.

We look forward to the opportunity to personally thank you for your incredible support as well as provide you with some insights into the impact that your contributions are making around the world.

Our Speakers

Dr Thomas Schaefer

Thomas grew up and studied medicine in Switzerland. He soon discovered his interest in trauma surgery and went on to train as an Orthopaedic Surgeon. After specialising in Trauma and Orthopaedics, he came to Australia for a one-year trauma fellowship in Fremantle, Western Australia. Naturally he fell in love with Australia and his now wife Jacqui. After returning back to Switzerland he became the Head of the Trauma unit at Bruderholz Hospital in Basel. He was then approached for a job opportunity in Australia and he took the chance and moved to Albany, Western Australia to establish a rural Trauma and Orthopaedic unit providing care for the Great Southern region. He now lives there with his wife and two children.

With a passion for Médecins Sans Frontières from early on, Thomas approached Medecins Sans Frontières Australia back in 2018 and went on his first mission to Gaza in January of 2019. He caught the Medecins Sans Frontières bug and has now completed five missions with Médecins Sans Frontières.

Jennifer Tierney

Jennifer Tierney joined Médecins Sans Frontières Australia & New Zealand as Executive Director in December 2019. Jennifer has extensive experience working with Médecins Sans Frontières including field placements in Pibor, Jonglei State, South Sudan & Lebanon, as well as working at Médecins Sans Frontières USA as Development Director. Jennifer is looking forward to meeting you all (virtually) and thanking you all for your incredible support.


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