Good Works in the Community: Doctors Without Borders

May 14, 2024by Larisa Bedgood0

Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that provides humanitarian medical care founded in 1971. Currently, they have 68,000 staff members of almost 170 nationalities working in 70+ countries worldwide.

This month we chose to highlight this organization because of the Good Works they do everywhere. They are a global organization committed to helping people and we want to shine a light on the difference they make.

On their website they share the principles that drive their work regarding providing medical care to the people who need it most:

We are independent, impartial, and neutral

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers medical humanitarian assistance to people based solely on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Our teams of doctors, nurses, logisticians, and other frontline workers are often among the first on the scene when peoples’ lives are upended by conflict, disease outbreaks, or natural or human-made disasters.

The decision to respond is based solely on our independent assessment of medical needs. We work to ensure that our teams can reach people in need without restriction and provide aid directly.

We are guided by medical ethics

Above all, MSF’s goal is to do no harm. We’re committed to providing the highest quality medical care possible—no matter where we’re working—and to acting in our patients’ best interests, respecting their rights to dignity, confidentiality, informed consent, and to make their own decisions.

We are committed to bearing witness

We believe that the principles of impartiality and neutrality are not synonymous with silence. When the world turns its back on crises, we are duty-bound to raise our voices and speak out on behalf of our patients. Our decision to do so is always guided by our mission to do no harm, preserve respect and dignity, and protect life and health.

There are many ways you can get involved and help:

  • Create and host a fundraising event
  • Donate
  • Join a Friends of MSF chapter
  • Volunteer
  • Attend an event
  • Promote and support their work

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