Doctors Without Borders: A Medical Humanitarian Organization

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Have you ever thought how your life would be impacted if no medical care was available to you in a time of need? There are many people around the world who can’t see a doctor for a simple cough, needless to say a serious illness. Day after day people all over the world are suffering and dying because they don’t have the proper health care. Medecins Sans Frontieres or better known as Doctors Without Borders is a medical humanitarian organization that provides emergency aid all over the world to people who are affected by diseases, famine, warzones, and so much more. Volunteers take their time and knowledge to cure, and bring hope to those who are hanging on to their lives. Doctors Without Borders is an exceptional organization to support because…show more content…
300 volunteers including the 13 founders made up the MSF foundation, doctors, nurses, clinicians and journalists. They started off with their first mission in 1972, in Nicaragua where an earthquake hit devastating over 10,000 people. Soon after in 1974, the MSF foundation headed to Honduras where thousands of civilians were in need of help due to a horrifying hurricane. They didn’t stop there, the MSF foundation kept providing support to those countries who needed relief, they state “MSF was created in the belief that all people should have access to healthcare regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that people’s medical needs outweigh respect for national boundaries. MSF’s principles of action are described in our charter, which established a framework for our activities” (MSF…show more content…
No one should be declined health care because of their financial status, religion, political views, gender, or race. Being a part of Doctors Without Borders is as easy as donating money to their foundation, a few dollars can help provide meals to children, vaccinations, medical and sterilization kits, antibiotics, and medical supplies. If no monetary support can be provided organizing a fundraiser will also contribute to the MSF organization raising funds and awareness as well. It is only humane to help others when they are crying out for
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