STAT Interviews MSF International President Joanne Liu About Unprecedented Second Term, Organization’s Operations
STAT: For the head of Doctors Without Borders, impatience is a virtue
“With little fanfare earlier this summer the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders did something it had never done before. It reelected its international president. Dr. Joanne Liu, a 50-year-old French-Canadian who practices pediatric emergency medicine, had seen her first three-year term whiz by, subsumed by the civil war in Syria and the West African Ebola outbreak. … Liu recently had a few days off in Montreal, where she still works occasional shifts at Sainte-Justine, a children’s hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. STAT spoke to her from there by phone…” (Branswell, 8/31).