Annick Antierens

As a medical doctor specialized in anaesthesia and emergency medicine from the Catholic University of Leuven-Belgium, Annick Antierens also obtained her degree in public health at the University of Nancy- France. She started her first humanitarian missions as doctor anaesthesiologist in Bosnia for Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) in 1995 and in Rwanda for the Belgian Red Cross in 1996. From 1997 to 2007 she is field coordinator, medical coordinator or head of mission for MSF in several countries (Mauretania, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia). The missions included such diverse programs as primary health care and nutrition, community owned health project, epidemic emergencies and vaccination campaigns, population displacements in conflict zones, vertical or integrated programs for HIV, tuberculosis, tropical diseases, maternal and child health and war surgery. In between missions she is working in different French and Belgian hospitals as anaesthesiologist and emergency doctor. In 2009 she is appointed hospital director in a MSF run hospital for reconstructive surgery of war wounded in Amman, Jordan. From 2010 to mid-2014 she becomes deputy medical director at the MSF operational centre in Geneva and mainly responsible to lead the group of medical referents and coordinate research, publications, knowledge management and trainings. And since September2014 she is the manager of the Ebola investigational Platform , coordinating the clinical trials, the follow up of survivors and the initiatives around the Ebola data sharing platform and biobank at MSF.