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    About the role Infectious Disease Specialist 

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s activities cover a wide range of activities relating to infectious diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, tropical diseases, antimicrobial resistance). Of all these activities, antibiotic resistance is the most recent. In projects taking care of particularly vulnerable patients with bacterial infections (war wounded, malnourished children, patients with HIV...), Doctors Without Borders is working to provide access to microbiological diagnosis, to rationalize the use of antibiotics and strengthen infection prevention and control (ICP).

    In this context, the Doctors Without Borders field Infectologist may be required to:

    1. Understand practices and identify existing problems in collaboration with the teams on site
    2. Set up antibiotic stewardship as a priority on projects with microbiology access (burns, trauma, neonatology, malnutrition)
    3. Rationalize the use of antibiotics by respecting Doctors Without Borders protocols
    4. Train clinical doctors to optimize antibiotic prescriptions and set up training courses adapted to the specific needs of each project
    5. Ensure the monitoring of side effects in collaboration as well as the monitoring of the consumption of antibiotics with the pharmacy
    6. Set up an antibiotic committee including a multidisciplinary team (pharmacist, doctor, surgeons, microbiologists, IPC, and managers)
    7. Set up a documentation system and participate in data collection


    • Compliance with Essential Criteria
    • Medical degree with a speciality in infectious diseases
    • Experience in implementing an antibiotic stewardship program is an asset
    • Experience in HIV, tuberculosis or tropical diseases is an asset
    • Available to work in the field for a minimum of 6 months