Vanja Kovačič is a Medical Anthropologist. After having worked for several years as a researcher at the Crash, she is now working for the Manson Unit in MSF UK.


CRASH Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires

ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross

IMA Iraqi Medical Association

ISIS Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

MBA maximum benefit achieved

MLO medical liaison officer

MSF Médecins Sans Frontières

NGO non-governmental organization

OPD outpatient department

OT operating theatre

PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder

RSP Reconstructive Surgery Programme

UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

WHO World Health Organization