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Jean-Hervé Bradol

Medical doctor, specialized in tropical medicine, emergency medicine and epidemiology. In 1989 he went on mission with Médecins sans Frontières for the first time, and undertook long-term missions in Uganda, Somalia and Thailand. He returned to the Paris headquarters in 1994 as a programs director. Between 1996 and 1998, he served as the director of communications, and later as director of operations until May 2000 when he was elected president of the French section of Médecins sans Frontières. He was re-elected in May 2003 and in May 2006. From 2000 to 2008, he was a member of the International Council of MSF and a member of the Board of MSF USA. He is the co-editor of "Medical innovations in humanitarian situations" (MSF, 2009) and Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings: Médecins Sans Frontiéres, The Rwandan Experience, 1982–97 (Manchester University Press, 2017).


Claudine Vidal is a sociologist whose research has mainly centred on Rwanda (from its pre-colonial history to the genocide of Tutsi Rwandans in 1994) and Côte d'Ivoire (history and sociology of urbanisation in Abidjan). This research has been carried out in the framework of the Centre d'Études africaines de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Since 1995 she has collaborated with MSF on various publications and regularly participates in the reflection and work of the CRASH.

We wish to thank: Kate Albertini (N, E), Isabelle Baszanger (S), Dounia Bitar (D, E), Christopher Brasher (D), Rony Brauman (D), Marilyn Bonnet (D, E), Laurence Bonte (La), Vincent Brown (D, E), Maurice Cassier (S), Bérengère Cescau (A), François Chapuis (D), Francisco Diaz (Lg), Ali Djibo (D), Stéphane Doyon (A), François Enten (S), Florence Fermon (N), Renée C. Fox (S), Marc Gastellu-Etchegorry (D, E), Rebecca Freeman Grais (E), Philippe Guérin (D, E), Jean-Paul Guthmann (E), Annick Hamel (N), Geza Harczi (N), Myriam Henkens (D), Northan Hurtado (D), Guy Jacquier (E), Unni Karanakura (D), Dominique Legros (D, E), Alain Moren (D, E), Marylin Mulemba (N), Christophe Paquet (D, E), Patrice Piola (D, E), Gerardo Priotto (D, E), Bernard Pécoul (D, E), Michel Rey (D), Jean Rigal (D), Malika Saim (N), Fatouma Sidikou (D), Mike Toole (D, E), Michel Van Herp (D, E), Brigitte Vasset (D), Rony Waldman (D, E), Fabrice Weissman (P).

We thank them for their time, advice, participation in text-review sessions, availability for interviews on MSF’s medical practices, as well as many other forms of assistance.

Thanks to them, the editors never felt alone.

(A) administrator, (E) epidemiologist, (N) nurse, (La) laboratory technician, (Lg) logistician, (D) doctor, (P) political scientist, (S) sociologist