I had only a faint memory of the name of the disease I had heard during my medical schooling. Noma? Cancrum Oris?
I couldn’t quite remember…
Sometime in 2011, I attended a meeting organised by the Association of Plastic Surgeons near my hometown in India. There I heard a motivational presentation about MSF’s medical humanitarian work in various countries. Immediately after the meeting I approached the speaker and initiated the process to start working with MSF.