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Dr Rhona MacDonald (MRCGP, MPH, DRCOG, DCH) is currently working at Medicins Sans Frontiere and for the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, to step up their global campaign, while editing a new journal for European general Practitioners and the newsletter of the British Association of the Physicians of Indian Origin.

She recently left the international aid charity, Oxfam, where she was editor of Oxfam.org.uk, but still leads on Oxdocs, an initiative she created to inspire and encourage the medical profession to do something to help alleviate global poverty.

Rhona might be best known for her time at the BMJ (2000-2004) where she was editor of BMJ careers, editor of the student BMJ and assistant editor of the BMJ. In addition to initiating five different career services for doctors, she also helped to draw attention to the special problems faced by overseas doctors and doctors with disabilities and illnesses.

Before joining the BMJ, Rhona spent eight years in clinical practice, training and working as a GP, and laterally a public health doctor before specialising in tropical medicine. She has worked in developing countries with various NGOs (Non Governmental Organisations), particularly Bangladesh and Romania.