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The Program Support Department

15.12.2017 | Oppdatert 19.02.2021

It provides in-depth knowledge of MSF programs and policies, advocates and influences debates with other Norwegian actors involved in medical and humanitarian work, including the Norwegian government.

The ambition is to make MSF the medical humanitarian organization of choice for all Norwegian health workers.

Toxicology; Methanol poisonings

Jack Herheim:  Maritime Consultant, Fast Rescue Boat Pilot

Jack Herheim has worked in Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Greece and the Central Mediterranean. He is liaison officer towards the Norwegian government and Advocacy Advisor. Jack’s main responsibility is Technical Maritime Support to operations and he is a licensed Fast Rescue Boat Pilot and Open Ocean Yacht Master. He is currently interim Head of Program Support in MSF Norway.

Patrice Vastel: Advisor on Migration in Norway and Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Patrice started working in the field for MSF in 1993 in logistics, as field coordinator and head of mission in South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka, Bissau Guinea, Sudan, Laos and Papua New Guinea.

From 2003-2012 he worked as General Director of the Norwegian office of MSF. 

Patrice had a break from MSF for a few years and worked for a Norwegian organization specialized on development aid for persons with disabilities. He particularly gained there expertise as facilitator for disability inclusion, training Norwegian NGOs on how to become more inclusive of persons with disabilities in their work and structure. Back in MSF since mid-2016, he is currently working in the MSF-Norway Program Unit on the issues of migration and of inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Patrice Vastel is educated as engineer and social anthropologist. 

Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Expertise

Over the years, the Programmes Department has gained experience in many different topics, including:

Anti-microbial resistance
Maritime operations
Search and Rescue at sea
Toxicology; Methanol poisonings
Undocumented migrants in Norway
Migration
Analysis of the humanitarian aid system - Emergency Gap
Operations: Nigeria, South Sudan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Uganda, Pakistan, and more.
People with disabilities in Humanitarian emergencies
HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Burns
Pediatrics
Access to medicines and vaccines
Unmanned aerial vehicles - Drones
 

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The Program Support Department

15.12.2017 | Oppdatert 19.02.2021

It provides in-depth knowledge of MSF programs and policies, advocates and influences debates with other Norwegian actors involved in medical and humanitarian work, including the Norwegian government.

The ambition is to make MSF the medical humanitarian organization of choice for all Norwegian health workers.

Toxicology; Methanol poisonings

Jack Herheim:  Maritime Consultant, Fast Rescue Boat Pilot

Jack Herheim has worked in Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Greece and the Central Mediterranean. He is liaison officer towards the Norwegian government and Advocacy Advisor. Jack’s main responsibility is Technical Maritime Support to operations and he is a licensed Fast Rescue Boat Pilot and Open Ocean Yacht Master. He is currently interim Head of Program Support in MSF Norway.

Patrice Vastel: Advisor on Migration in Norway and Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Patrice started working in the field for MSF in 1993 in logistics, as field coordinator and head of mission in South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka, Bissau Guinea, Sudan, Laos and Papua New Guinea.

From 2003-2012 he worked as General Director of the Norwegian office of MSF. 

Patrice had a break from MSF for a few years and worked for a Norwegian organization specialized on development aid for persons with disabilities. He particularly gained there expertise as facilitator for disability inclusion, training Norwegian NGOs on how to become more inclusive of persons with disabilities in their work and structure. Back in MSF since mid-2016, he is currently working in the MSF-Norway Program Unit on the issues of migration and of inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Patrice Vastel is educated as engineer and social anthropologist. 

Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Expertise

Over the years, the Programmes Department has gained experience in many different topics, including:

Anti-microbial resistance
Maritime operations
Search and Rescue at sea
Toxicology; Methanol poisonings
Undocumented migrants in Norway
Migration
Analysis of the humanitarian aid system - Emergency Gap
Operations: Nigeria, South Sudan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Uganda, Pakistan, and more.
People with disabilities in Humanitarian emergencies
HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Burns
Pediatrics
Access to medicines and vaccines
Unmanned aerial vehicles - Drones
 

 
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