TN Doc Helped Liberia Fight Ebola

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  • Dr Kalyani Gomathinayagam had to make some of the toughest decisions in her career during her recent stint at an Ebola camp in Liberia.
  • Working in the Ebola project was challenging because the normal doctor-patient relationship is different.
  • The patients cannot see your face because of the protective gear.
  • Dr Kalyani Gomathinayagam is a Madurai-based doctor who works with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian organization.
  • She has journeyed to Haiti to work with earthquake victims,to Chad to treat malnutrition and work in refugee camps,Congo for malaria intervention,Ivory Coast after the civil war.
  • Dr Gomathinayagam, who worked with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police for a decade, was inspired to join MSF after observing its work in Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • She first went to Geneva for a briefing before proceeding to the case management centre in Foya in September first week.