06 Jul '11, 11am

Doctors Without Borders sending Chinese field worker to #Libya

HONG KONG : Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, is sending its first Chinese field worker to help with the humanitarian crisis in Libya. Dr Fan Ning, who is the president of Medecins Sans Frontieres Hong Kong, will be flying to Misrata - one of the cities facing the fiercest fighting - on Wednesday night. He said: "I will be working with other international members for the surgical project and I know that...besides being a surgeon and handling the trauma, I will also be involved in training the local medical staff in how to handle trauma patients." Dr Fan is a Hong Kong surgeon and has worked in other conflict-disaster zones such as the Gaza strip, Haiti, and Sichuan Province after the earthquake. MSF teams are currently supporting two hospitals in Misrata, providing medical and surgical care. Doctors Without Borders has deployed some 400 field work...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/eastasia/view/1139...

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