Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Southern Africa have decorated a Malawian field Worker, Olesi Pasulani, during the commemoration of the Africa Day that falls on May 25, every year, for showing prowess and zeal in the discharge of his duties with the global charity.
According to press statement that MSF Malawi Office has released Pasulani, who is currently in India working on an MSF project where he will spend six months working as a Project Medical Referent, In Rustenburg, spent eight months helping to launch a sexual and gender-based violence project in which his role included mentoring and building the medical team.
He is experienced in working on interventions to tackle HIV/Aids in Malawi as well as clearly articulate the impact of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in saving thousands of lives in the country.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Southern Africa will be celebrating the work of our African fieldworkers currently working in MSF’s field projects on the continent and around the globe one of whom is Pasulani.
Born and bred in Malawi, Pasulani joined MSF in 2002 as an HIV and TB technical advisor in Thyolo district in Malawi. He has since worked in a number of MSF projects, as a field coordinator, project medical coordinator or project medical referent in Kenya, Malawi, and most recently in Rustenburg, South Africa.
In Rustenburg, he spent eight months helping to launch a sexual and gender-based violence project, his role included mentoring and building the medical team.
Olesi attributes his long stay with MSF to its values and principles and is committed to continuing to work with the medical aid organisation.
“As a professional clinician, MSF is the right organisation for me to be working for. MSF as a medical organisation is 100 percent there for its patients. This is not a “briefcase type of NGO” – where everything is done remotely. We are there on the ground and you really see the value of your contribution. I believe in MSF’s values and principles this is why I’ve stuck around this long.”
Pasulani holds a diploma in clinical medicine as well as bachelor of arts in health services management and public dministration.
Previously, Olesi worked for the Ministry of Health as a clinical officer between 2000 and 2001.
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