Friday, 30 December 2011

Friday’s Fiver No 5

Today’s Fiver goes to Medecins sans Frontieres also known as Doctors without Borders.


From their website:

Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors Without Borders) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centres for malnourished children and offers mental healthcare.

When needed, MSF also constructs wells, dispenses clean drinking water and provides shelter materials, such as blankets and plastic sheeting.



1 comment:

  1. Great cause. It's amazing that the Docs are willing to give up their 'cushy' lifestyles to help out in such areas in dire need of medical care


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