Rachel Kiddell-Monroe     General Director    Rachel Kiddell-Monroe is a lawyer and an activist focusing on humanitarian assistance, access to medicines, global health, governance and global health ethics. After working for several years with grassroots and indigenous organisations in Indonesia, Rachel joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She headed emergency humanitarian missions in Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. After acting as programme director for MSF Canada, she became MSF’s Regional Humanitarian Affairs Advisor for Latin America based in Central America. She led a project to develop humanitarian medical assistance programmes in indigenous communities. She went onto lead the MSF Access Campaign in Canada and is now a member of MSF International Board of Directors. Rachel is also former President of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) and a Professor of Practice at McGill University. She lectures on international development and humanitarian action.

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe

General Director

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe is a lawyer and an activist focusing on humanitarian assistance, access to medicines, global health, governance and global health ethics. After working for several years with grassroots and indigenous organisations in Indonesia, Rachel joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She headed emergency humanitarian missions in Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. After acting as programme director for MSF Canada, she became MSF’s Regional Humanitarian Affairs Advisor for Latin America based in Central America. She led a project to develop humanitarian medical assistance programmes in indigenous communities. She went onto lead the MSF Access Campaign in Canada and is now a member of MSF International Board of Directors. Rachel is also former President of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) and a Professor of Practice at McGill University. She lectures on international development and humanitarian action.

Peter Saranchuk     Medical Director    Peter Saranchuk is a medical doctor originally from Southern Ontario. He did emergency and family medicine locums across Canada for the first 10 years of his career before joining Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2001. His initial work with MSF included time as a clinician in South Africa, Lesotho and China, supporting the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat people living with HIV (PLHIV), as well as initiatives that aimed to improve diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). He then went on to work as a TB-HIV Advisor in MSF’s Southern Africa Medical Unit (SAMU), supporting HIV and TB activities (including drug-resistant TB) in projects across Southern Africa, as well as India, Ethiopia and Ukraine. Peter has also supported Seva Foundation’s work in Asia over the years, including prevention of blindness in PLHIV from cytomegalovirus (CMV). Since returning to work in Canada, he has assisted with MSF’s Telemedicine project and worked in Community Health Centres (CHCs) in Ottawa and Fort Erie, providing primary care to those with high health needs, including refugees.

Peter Saranchuk

Medical Director

Peter Saranchuk is a medical doctor originally from Southern Ontario. He did emergency and family medicine locums across Canada for the first 10 years of his career before joining Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2001. His initial work with MSF included time as a clinician in South Africa, Lesotho and China, supporting the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat people living with HIV (PLHIV), as well as initiatives that aimed to improve diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). He then went on to work as a TB-HIV Advisor in MSF’s Southern Africa Medical Unit (SAMU), supporting HIV and TB activities (including drug-resistant TB) in projects across Southern Africa, as well as India, Ethiopia and Ukraine. Peter has also supported Seva Foundation’s work in Asia over the years, including prevention of blindness in PLHIV from cytomegalovirus (CMV). Since returning to work in Canada, he has assisted with MSF’s Telemedicine project and worked in Community Health Centres (CHCs) in Ottawa and Fort Erie, providing primary care to those with high health needs, including refugees.

Madlen Nash     Project Coordinator    Madlen Nash earned an Honours BSc in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University and is now a graduate student in the Department of Epidemiology. Working as a research assistant at the McGill International TB Centre, Madlen is part of a dynamic team focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, particularly in high-burden countries like India and South Africa. Her most recent research on a new treatment monitoring tool for HIV has been published in  Lancet Global Health  and  Journal of Clinical Microbiology . She is currently working on a study evaluating the accuracy of a computer-aided diagnosis software for TB screening of digital chest x-rays in India. Madlen is a passionate advocate for health and social justice and is involved with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines working to improve the affordability of medicines and diagnostics in Canada and abroad.

Madlen Nash

Project Coordinator

Madlen Nash earned an Honours BSc in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University and is now a graduate student in the Department of Epidemiology. Working as a research assistant at the McGill International TB Centre, Madlen is part of a dynamic team focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, particularly in high-burden countries like India and South Africa. Her most recent research on a new treatment monitoring tool for HIV has been published in Lancet Global Health and Journal of Clinical Microbiology. She is currently working on a study evaluating the accuracy of a computer-aided diagnosis software for TB screening of digital chest x-rays in India. Madlen is a passionate advocate for health and social justice and is involved with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines working to improve the affordability of medicines and diagnostics in Canada and abroad.