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Birgit Schonharting

Brigit is a physiotherapist who qualified in Germany, and is currently working for MSF in Amman as the surgical programme’s head of physiotherapy.

I manage a team of nine experienced Jordanian physiotherapists, a national supervisor and an assistant. As a team, we try to offer the best possible support and care to our patients after surgery. This includes improving mobility and building strength, helping patients to walk and manage everyday activities better and providing prosthetics and mobility aids if required. As the team’s manager, my role is to optimise the services we provide, integrate these services into the hospital’s multidisciplinary team and ensure our patients receive the best possible care, which also includes implementing new ideas and technologies, advanced prosthetics for amputees etc.

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Dr. Rasheed M. Fakhri

Orthopaedic surgeon, surgical coordinator

Rasheed is an orthopaedic surgeon and has worked at the Amman hospital for 10 years. He organises all the medical and surgical activities at the hospital, oversees the quality of care and ensures that the necessary resources are available in time.

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Marc Schakal

Head of Mission

Marc has worked with MSF for 15 years. He started out as a programme administrator and quickly joined the emergency team. He has worked in a number of positions during his time with the organisation.

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