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Doctors Without Borders
Transcript of Doctors Without Borders
First large-scale medical program during crisis. Over 22,000 committed individuals -
Doctors, Logistics experts, Administrators, Office workers, etc
Average citizens How to get involved?
Recruits medical and non-medical workers.
Meet the general requirements set
Office volunteer work
Donation, fundraisers, tribute gifts Earthquake in Haiti Where does funding come from?
Private contributors, Individuals, Corporations
Limits government funding Creation of MSF: 1971:
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. 1976:
First major response in a war zone. Who is involved? MSF Recent Projects 2010 & 2011: Flooding in Pakistan Global Malnutrition Lead Poisoning In Nigeria Reconstruction, rehabilitation, and ongoing operations of medical facilities (30%)
Medical materials and supplies (15%)
Remainder: spent on national and international staff and administration cost How are funds allocated? What can the average citizen do? BORDERS Doctors Without Doctors Without BORDERS 1985 – MSF speaks out against
Ethiopian Government. Significant issues that MSF has dealt with:
1994 – MSF calls for international
military response in Rwanda.
2004 & 2005 – MSF calls on the UN
Security Council to pay attention to
crisis in Darfur.
2007 – MSF denounces the targeting of civilians
in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad