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Volunteer midwifery – what does it involve?

First published on HealthTimes – February 16th, 2018


Working in developing contexts had been a career goal for midwife Jacqui Jones, so when a position came up with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), she was quick to sign up.

“Part of my inspiration for choosing nursing then a midwifery career was so that I would be an asset in countries that needed it. This was the right fit for me after learning about MSF’s values and objectives. The organisation treats anyone in need of medical care, regardless of their societal standing, political views or ethnicity.”

With MSF, Jacqui also found herself drawn to the opportunity to fulfil mentoring and teaching roles and empower local staff.

Over the past three years, Jacqui has worked in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and most recently in Bangladesh where almost 700,000 Rohingya have sought refuge since August 2017.