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MSF UAE team is inviting you to join another exciting conversation about the role of women leading in MSF. We are going to host live Helen O’Neill who will speak about her role in MSF, her field experience as a nurse in different missions and how she balances her work and life commitments.
Helen began working with MSF in 1996 as a Medical Officer in Bosnia and has continually worked with MSF until today – 26 years. Since 2020, Helen is working as the Strategic Advisor to the management team in MSF India liaising with Operations, running a free mental health helpline (Covid-19 related) in India manned by 6 counselors speaking 7 Indian languages between them - amongst other responsibilities such as E-Health, Scientific Days and Global Health and Humanitarian course for doctors working in communities that are resource poor and susceptible to infectious diseases.
Helen has worked in various positions in the field and headquarters throughout her MSF career – in Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Burundi, DRC and her most recent operational assignment was 2 years as Head of Mission Iraq.
Helen is a registered general nurse and holds a master’s in international relations from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Prior to joining MSF, Helen was Nursing Studies Course Coordinator in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, a Poisons officer in the National Poisons Unit of Ireland and various other nursing positions in Baghdad and Saudi Arabia.
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