is a secular humanitarian-aid non-governmental organisation mostly known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic disease.
Annually, about three thousand doctors, nurses, midwives and logisticians are recruited to run projects, but a thousand permanently employed staff work to recruit volunteers and handle finances and media relations. Private donors provide about 80% of the organisation’s funding, while governmental and corporate donations provide the rest, giving MSF an annual budget of approximately USD 400 million.
The organisation strives to provide health care and medical training to populations in more than seventy countries, and often insists on political responsibility in conflict zones such as Chechnya and Kosovo.
I really respect the men and women of medicine who dedicate themselves to helping in regions of the world that need them most. Most give up lucrative careers at home to make a difference in the world and I think that is one of the most honourable things in the world.
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