Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders was created on December 22, 1971. It was created on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries. Since its founding, MSF has treated over a hundred million patients—with 8.3 million outpatient consultations being carried out in 2012 alone.
Grant #1 – December 2014
– Empowers Africa made a grant to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders to support the their ongoing fight against Ebola. Since Ebola was first identified in March, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been the major responder to this unprecedented outbreak. They have mobilized more than 3,000 staff members running programs in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. MSF is training local and international health staff, implementing infection control, and educating communities about Ebola. Empowers Africa is immensely proud of Doctors Without Borders and all the medical professionals who volunteer for MSF for coming to the aid of the thousands of men, women and children affected by this outbreak.