2010 Canadian Tour

Sheryl Spithoff

I am a family doctor - after completing my residency in 2004, I worked in Kincardine, Ontario for four years doing family and emergency medicine. In 2008 I applied to work with MSF and received a placement in South Sudan. I spent six months in the Abyei/ Agok region in 2009 working in an inpatient facility and a feeding centre for malnourished children. The region was unstable and the population we cared for had been displaced by fighting the year before, and had settled in Agok. When I was in Agok, my nickname among the locals and the MSF team was Dr Dinka because I am tall and thin like the local ethnic group- the Dinka.

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