A life-changing mission

David McGuinness
Assignment location: Pakistan
Role: Nurse supervisor for a paediatric nutrition program


THE call came out of the blue. Having only recently been accepted into Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), I was expecting to wait a few weeks until I was placed.

It had only been a few days. The call to my mobile phone had no number on the screen, just one word: Pakistan.

After a quick chat with the Spanish nurse on