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Senior Lecturer in Global Disaster Medicine at the Department of Public Health Sciences and head of the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters. The centre is a WHO collaborative centre that provides trainings in global disaster medicine and trauma care in austere settings, conducts research and supports policy work within the field.

First mission in 1989 with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), since then continued to work with MSF in disasters world wide. For WHO, he coordinated international response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. In 2016. In 2016-17 he supported trauma care support to Mosul and in 2017 he provided trainings in trauma care in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine and in 2018 he conducted similar trainings in Yemen, all for WHO. He collaborates with WHO and have co-authored the WHO publication “Classification and standards for Foreign Medical Teams (FMT) in sudden onset disasters”

Dr von Schreeb is the co-founder of the Swedish section of MSF and served as its President for seven years.

Based on field experience as a front line surgeon published the book “Katastrofdoktorn” Brombergs förlag, 2015. He regularly appears as a disaster medicine expert in radio and television.