Mrs Christine Jamet has been appointed Director of Operations for Médecins sans Frontières
(MSF) Switzerland’s Operational Centre Geneva (OCG) on 1st February 2017.
A nurse by profession, Madame Jamet obtained diplomas from the University of Bordeaux in
France in Management of Healthcare in Tropical Areas and in Project Development, and in
2010 a master’s in public health with a Major in Health Services Management from the London
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Mrs Jamet started humanitarian work with ACF1 in 1997 as a field nurse in Congo DRC and
Burundi, then joined MSF OCB2 in 2000 as a medical and nutritional coordinator in
Afghanistan and South Sudan. In 2002, she created one of the first internal guidelines on the
management of care for victims of sexual violence. After this experience, she worked for 6
years as head of mission, successively in Chad, Kenya and Guinea, until 2009, prior to joining
OCG headquarters in 2011.
In her last position as Program Manager for an operational cell, Mrs Jamet was in charge of a
very diverse portfolio of field projects, ranging from HIV/TB in Southern Africa (Swaziland,
Mozambique), to neglected diseases and emergency response in Cameroon, classic
comprehensive health structures in South Sudan, vertical malaria approaches in Guinea,
prison programmes in Kirghizstan, and finally an original explo-action in North Korea’s closed
context. As Director of Operations at OCG, Mrs Jamet Jamet is currently in charge of 58
projects in 25 different countries.