Joanne Liu

Dr Joanne Liu is the International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Dr Liu had dreamt of working with MSF since she was a teenager. One day she read a book about a doctor in Afghanistan working with MSF and thought “this is what I would like to do one day.” Dr Liu first joined MSF in 1996, working with Malian refugees in Mauritania. Since then, Dr Liu has provided support after the tsunami in Indonesia, assisted people affected by the earthquake and cholera epidemic in Haiti, and worked with Somali refugees in Kenya. She also helped develop one of the first programmes offering comprehensive medical care for survivors of sexual violence in Republic of Congo.