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The Press Office can set up interviews with members of senior staff in headquarters offices around the world or with members of our teams in the field.

As well as our field staff, there are a number of qualified spokespeople in our London office with specific areas of expertise:

Vickie Hawkins - Executive Director MSF UK

After three years in the Emergencies Department at Oxfam, Vickie joined MSF in 1998, working first as a financial coordinator in China and Pakistan.

She went on to do successive missions as Project Coordinator and Head of Mission in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.

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Vickie became Head of the Programmes Unit at MSF UK in 2005, leaving for the field again in 2011 as Deputy Head of Mission in Myanmar.

In May 2014 she started in her current role as Executive Director of MSF UK.

Dr Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa - TB Specialist and Chief Investigator on TB-PRACTECAL Clinical Trial

Dr Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa is a Malawian public health TB specialist and is the project manager for the TB Regiment Development Project at MSF.

Bern has worked with MSF since 2004 in various positions in Malawi, Nigeria, Chad and Central African Republic.

He has wide experience providing clinical and programme support to TB and HIV programmes, particularly in multidrug-resistant and paediatric TB in South Sudan, Colombia, CAR, Georgia and Cambodia.

Beverley Stringer - Programmes Advisor: Health Policy and Practice

Beverley is a trained anthropologist and paediatric nurse practitioner. She is a specialist in the use of qualitative methods for social research (policy analysis), and has completed studies in the use of qualitative methodologies to develop local health strategies that fit within the cultural context.

She has worked on most continents as a nurse, anthropologist or a medical coordinator.

Beverley is able to discuss with the media the perception of medical issues and disease within UK society, and international advocacy and funding issues around HIV, TB and aging, among others.