I am now a medical activities manager for MSF in northern Jordan. Before this I have been a General Practitioner (GP) in Sheffield, UK as well as a medical educationalist working for Health Education England, and for the Royal College of GPs. I've been supported to work in Jordan by my wife and three grown-up children as well as many great colleagues. This is my first role with MSF, though I did work in Yemen almost 30 years ago as I started my GP career.
Civil war in neighbouring Syria has seen Jordan receive around 600,000 Syrian refugees. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders is working in Irbid to look after the chronic health care needs of refugees (and some poorer Jordanians) through running two clinics with local doctors and a full health care team. Providing care for chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes or heart disease) is important though it may sound less 'heroic' then some MSF assignments.