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People in Aid (issue 09)

Sophie Baquet (Headquarters, Nutritionist MSF-B)

Nicola Main (going back to Kosovo), Raul Cabrera (going back to Sri Lanka) and Jerome (Bruxelles - MSF Belgium)

Veronique Priem (MSF France)

Ian Van Engelgem on his way to cambodia

Come KONAKUZE (Burindi MD)

Emmanuel Drouhin (MSF France)

Vincent Brownv

Xavier Guinotte

Myrto Schaeffer

Isabelle Voiret

Edith Hesse (permanent facilitator, Bruxelles) and Colin McIlreavy (soon going to tanzania)

Francois Belanger

The photos above were taken at the MSF PSP (populations in precarious situations) residential training course in February this year in Belgium co-ordinated by Epicentre.

This is an excellent course with a very good nutrition component, run for MS technical field staff. The course has been running for 16 years and is regularly updated every year taking into account most recent emergency public health priorities encountered in the field. Training material is based on actual case studies.

The aim of the course is to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills to use a standardised set of public health tools (indicators) to run MSF interventions in the field during initial assessments, on-going programmes. The course content includes: epidemiology, nutrition, vaccination, watsan, AIDS, natural disasters, evaluation of on-going programmes, survey methodology.

Seventy to eighty personnel are trained per year and members from other organisations are welcome to attend the PSP course.

For further information contact: Francois Delanger at Epicentre 8, rue Saint-Sabin, 75004 Paris. email:

Masumbuko Kibumba and Mselu Wa Lwamba of the Chrisitian Organisaiton for Rescue, B.P. 1836, Bujumbura, Burundi.

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People in Aid (issue 09). Field Exchange 9, March 2000. p21.



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