Josine Blanksma (1983) recently started working as general practitioner, having graduated from the AIGT/ MD Global Health program in 2011. After completing her residency program, she joined three missions for MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) in respectively South-Sudan, India and the DRC with a focus on care for severely malnourished children and neonatology. During her last mission she ran a popular blog and featured in a short documentary about everyday life as a physician for MSF in Congo. Josine conducted the first year of her GP training on the island of Texel. In the final year, she volunteered for Boat Refugee Foundation on Lesbos, providing care for migrants. Since 2014, she has been a board member for MSF Holland.
More information? Read Josine’s blog on: https://www.artsenzondergrenzen.nl/blogsjosine?page=0%2C1 The documentary about her work is available on: https://artsenzondergrenzen.nl/ontdekken/reportage/arts-josine-aan-het-werk
Photo 1: Josine at work for Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr Josine Blanksma examines a child in the therapeutic feeding center in Baraka Hospital. She is assisted with interpreting by Enala Maonyesho, left. (photo: Brandon Bannon)
Photo 2: Josine in Lesbos for Stichting Bootvluchteling (Boat Refugee Foundation) (photo: Ton Koene)
Josine at work as general practioner in a practice in Amsterdam.