Reconstructive Surgery Red Cross

Investigator: Richard Gosselin, MD, MPH

Location(s): South Sudan; Sudan; Liberia; Afghanistan; Syria


War surgery – the care of the wounded in armed conflict and other situations of violence – remains a pillar of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s identity. Over the years, ICRC hospital teams have unfortunately been witness to a great deal of physical and mental suffering in this world. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have developed an expertise they are keen to share, and created a pool of human resources ever willing and prepared to help alleviate some of the suffering.  

Dr Gosslin joined the Red Cross in 1991, and serves part of each year engaged in surgical work on their behalf.