Originally trained as an anesthetic assistant, I also had Public Health Engineering training and several Intervention Epidemiology trainings.

I joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 1980. During my 20+ years experience with MSF, I was particularly active in medical logistics. I created the Water Supply and Sanitation in Precarious Situations Department in MSF, and participated to the edition of several guidelines.

During my time with MSF, before joining the headquarter team as Medical Logistics Director, I had the opportunity to work in a number of countries, offering a lot of challenges, from big population displacements (Thailand, Uganda, Somalia, Kenya, Zambia…), to war torn countries (Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran…) and natural disasters (Armenia, Iran, Turkey, Sri Lanka …)

I had the opportunity to be part of the early days of MSF working in Karen Displaced Persons camps, in 1985, where we set up and ran a large reference hospital nito Karen State.

I then was the MSF Thailand country Director between 1992 and 1995.

Having been working several times in South East Asia, and particularly in Thailand, I remained close to SMRU throughout the years.

In 2003, I joined the French Institute of Public Health, as responsible of the national foodborne-related diseases surveillance system.

I came back to Thailand in 2014, to join SMRU and manage the Malaria Elimination Program.

I am a member of EpiTer (Association des Epidemiologistes de Terrain), and a member of MSF France and MSF Japan Board of Directors, and an advisor to MSF Hong Kong Board of Directors.

Gilles Delmas
METF Program Director

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