Breaking borders mending lives… Irish Times Magazine June 21st 2014
Éimhín Ansbro(daughter of Anne Brassil, Lisduff) is “living the dream”. It’s just not everyone’s idea of “the dream”. As she was preparing for her Leaving Cert, a little over a decade ago, her biology teacher gave her a book about the five greatest medical advances of the last 30 years. MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) featured prominently. “I already knew I wanted to be a doctor but it was then I decided to work with MSF,” she says.
She is on her second six-month stint with the NGO; her first was in northern India last year, where she rolled out a pioneering malnutrition intensive-care unit. “I don’t think I’m making sacrifices to be here. I get more out of it than I give,” she insists.
At home she works as a locum GP but now she is based in Irbid, a short drive from Ramtha, and is researching the treatment of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension among refugees.
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