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MSF cargo teams prepare supplies to be sent to the Philippines. “Our priority is to address the urgent and immediate medical needs … After that, really it’s everything – shelter, water, food,” said MSF emergency medical coordinator Dr. Natasha Reyes today. Help MSF respond now: http://bit.ly/18m91VR

MSF cargo teams prepare supplies to be sent to the Philippines. “Our priority is to address the urgent and immediate medical needs … After that, really it’s everything – shelter, water, food,” said MSF emergency medical coordinator Dr. Natasha Reyes today. Help MSF respond now: http://bit.ly/18m91VR

“Refugee children are incredibly vulnerable to developing vaccine-preventable diseases, so why do we keep hearing the players in the global vaccination community tell us these kids aren’t their problem?” asked Kate Elder, vaccines policy advisor at MSF’s Access Campaign. Read more

“Refugee children are incredibly vulnerable to developing vaccine-preventable diseases, so why do we keep hearing the players in the global vaccination community tell us these kids aren’t their problem?” asked Kate Elder, vaccines policy advisor at MSF’s Access Campaign. Read more

If you could ask the international president of Doctors Without Borders/MSF anything, what would it be? Go to Reddit now for the AMA! http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1it4je/i_am_unni_karunakara_international_president_of/
Ask MSF’s International President, Dr. Unni Karunakara, anything on @Reddit on Monday at 9am EDT @Reddit_AMA

Ask MSF’s International President, Dr. Unni Karunakara, anything on @Reddit on Monday at 9am EDT @Reddit_AMA

As negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement move to Malaysia this week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges negotiating countries to remove terms that could block people from accessing affordable medicines, choke off production of generic medicines, and constrain the ability of governments to pass laws in the interest of public health. Read more - http://bit.ly/15yjz3j

432,000 routine vaccinations, 78,500 surgeries, 1,642,800 malaria cases treated! Take a look at Doctors Without Borders in 2012 by the numbers.

432,000 routine vaccinations, 78,500 surgeries, 1,642,800 malaria cases treated! Take a look at Doctors Without Borders in 2012 by the numbers.

The Fulbright Association will present its 2012 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to the international medical humanitarian organization MSF. The formal award ceremony is scheduled for September 8, 2012, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

“This is the first time the Prize has been given to an organization rather than to individuals,” said Patricia Krebs, president of the Fulbright Association. “MSF was a unanimous first choice of the International Selection Committee because of the shared goals of the two organizations in promoting global understanding and humanitarian principles.”Photo: A patient is examined at an MSF mobile clinic in Besse.
Central African Republic 2011 © Anna Surinyach

The Fulbright Association will present its 2012 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to the international medical humanitarian organization MSF. The formal award ceremony is scheduled for September 8, 2012, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

This is the first time the Prize has been given to an organization rather than to individuals,” said Patricia Krebs, president of the Fulbright Association. “MSF was a unanimous first choice of the International Selection Committee because of the shared goals of the two organizations in promoting global understanding and humanitarian principles.”

Photo: A patient is examined at an MSF mobile clinic in Besse. Central African Republic 2011 © Anna Surinyach

Please SHARE this call for entry with any film-makers and photographers you know who have produced work celebrating the cultures of people in any of the 60+ countries Médecins Sans Frontières have worked in since 1971.Visit  http://www.msf.org.au/filmfest for entry details. Thanks for your support!

Please SHARE this call for entry with any film-makers and photographers you know who have produced work celebrating the cultures of people in any of the 60+ countries Médecins Sans Frontières have worked in since 1971.

Visit http://www.msf.org.au/filmfest for entry details.

Thanks for your support!

In case you missed it: “At Any Price?” Event in New York - Part 2 

Medical humanitarian organizations and human rights groups often operate in the same crisis zones but have different aims and approaches to negotiating access. These panelists from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA) came together for a discussion of the dilemmas faced by both humanitarian and human rights organizations trying to work in crisis zones. How different are the two approaches? Are they compatible on the ground? How are decisions made about establishing projects? And what compromises are acceptable when negotiating access to populations in immediate danger? More information about MSF negotiating access to conflict areas in order to provide non-partisan medical care.



Part 1.

As Global Fund Turns Ten, Lack of Political Support to Health Threatens Gains Against AIDS, TB, and Malaria
Pictured above: A woman receives antiretroviral medication at an MSF clinic in Cape Town. While MSF relies solely on private donors, a loss of funding from the Global Fund will leave thousands without treatment.

More on the situation here.Photo:South Africa 2011 © Chelsea Maclachlan/Le Monde

As Global Fund Turns Ten, Lack of Political Support to Health Threatens Gains Against AIDS, TB, and Malaria
Pictured above: A woman receives antiretroviral medication at an MSF clinic in Cape Town. While MSF relies solely on private donors, a loss of funding from the Global Fund will leave thousands without treatment.

More on the situation here.
Photo:South Africa 2011 © Chelsea Maclachlan/Le Monde

MSF’s Michael Neuman will be on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show today at noon, exploring the practical realities of conducting humanitarian negotiations in complex situations. He’s the editor of, Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience published on the occasion of MSF’s 40th anniversary, which addresses the evolution of humanitarian goals, the resistance to these goals, and the political arrangements that overcame (or failed to) this resistance. 

Tune in today at noon to listen live.Click here to listen to the archived show later.

MSF’s Michael Neuman will be on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show today at noon, exploring the practical realities of conducting humanitarian negotiations in complex situations. He’s the editor of, Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience published on the occasion of MSF’s 40th anniversary, which addresses the evolution of humanitarian goals, the resistance to these goals, and the political arrangements that overcame (or failed to) this resistance.

Tune in today at noon to listen live.
Click here to listen to the archived show later.