Rhian Gastineau is from the United States of America but was born and raised in Zambia and Kenya. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the International Humanitarian Field in complex emergencies, post conflict countries and in disease specific projects. In her twenty-one years at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF), she has held several positions, ranging from Project Coordinator, Liaison Officer, Deputy Head of Mission, and currently, Head of Mission/Country Director. As Country Director Rhian is responsible for all MSF activities in the country. She works with the country management team to set strategies for the country as well as for the medical activities in the project locations. Supporting the Ministry of Health in different countries, Rhian has conducted exploratory missions that resulted in projects for specificially Sleeping Sickness, Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB), and maternal/child health, among others. In Sierra Leone, along with the medical coordinator, she established the first decentralized diagnosis and treatment center for MDR-TB in the country, in support of the National TB Program Strategy. Rhian holds a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from Point Loma Nazarene University as well as a Master of Science in International Relations from University of Bristol. Her passion is providing healthcare to populations who do not have access to quality healthcare in under-resourced settings, and to those suffering from neglected diseases.