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Photo: Earl, aka “Zoom” holding a balloon he made for MSF.
Thank you for sending a message of hope to our staff in the field and to all the patients we work with!

Photo: Earl, aka “Zoom” holding a balloon he made for MSF.

Thank you for sending a message of hope to our staff in the field and to all the patients we work with!

Photo: MSF set up an emergency clinic in Far Rockaway, NY, for Hurricane Sandy relief. © Michael Goldfarb/MSF
Far Rockaway: Global Disaster Zone (originally posted on Outside)
Days after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, vast relief effort led by city, state, and federal agencies was under way, but the affected area was so widespread that many people, particularly along the poorer, low-lying margins of the city, felt forgotten and abandoned by their government. MSF set up an emergency clinic with a volunteer staff of a dozen or so doctors, nurses, and assorted health professionals. A folding table was piled high with medical supplies, and a sheet strung up in a corner created a makeshift private screening area. An empty Starbucks jug doubled as an ad hoc sharps disposal container. Misha Friedman, a Moldovan photographer in his thirties with a shaved head—a veteran of Doctors Without Borders missions from Sudan to Uzbekistan—was briefing a pair of volunteers about the dire health situation faced by 800 senior residents in a nearby housing complex who had had no running water or electricity for a week.
“No one’s been evacuated,” he told me. “There is no evacuation. Doctors have been flooded out, pharmacies have been closed. Some patients are on dozens of medications, and they kind of fall off the grid.”

Photo: MSF set up an emergency clinic in Far Rockaway, NY, for Hurricane Sandy relief. © Michael Goldfarb/MSF

Far Rockaway: Global Disaster Zone 
(originally posted on Outside)

Days after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, vast relief effort led by city, state, and federal agencies was under way, but the affected area was so widespread that many people, particularly along the poorer, low-lying margins of the city, felt forgotten and abandoned by their government. MSF set up an emergency clinic with a volunteer staff of a dozen or so doctors, nurses, and assorted health professionals. A folding table was piled high with medical supplies, and a sheet strung up in a corner created a makeshift private screening area. An empty Starbucks jug doubled as an ad hoc sharps disposal container. Misha Friedman, a Moldovan photographer in his thirties with a shaved head—a veteran of Doctors Without Borders missions from Sudan to Uzbekistan—was briefing a pair of volunteers about the dire health situation faced by 800 senior residents in a nearby housing complex who had had no running water or electricity for a week.

“No one’s been evacuated,” he told me. “There is no evacuation. Doctors have been flooded out, pharmacies have been closed. Some patients are on dozens of medications, and they kind of fall off the grid.”

Hi Tumblr!

I’m Vivian, the new social media intern at MSF! I’ll be feeding our Tumblr with updates on MSF’s work around the world, and engaging with YOU to raise awareness. I’m a new inhabitant of NYC—here from California, where we think “cold” is anything below 80°F. My biggest loves in life are traveling, dancing, and anything public health. I like to animate special events in my life, say fun words in Swahili (try saying “parachichi” which means avocado), and draw mustaches whenever possible. I’m a much happier person when caffeinated, so be sure to catch me after my morning cup :) Send me some love, and follow me as I survive my first real winter in NYC.

Cheers,
Vivian

Wednesday, Doctors Without Borders joined other demonstrators to protest outside the New York offices of the pharmaceutical company Novartis. The protest was against an attack on India’s patent law by Novartis,  a case currently before India’s Supreme Court.  

If Novartis wins, the production of life-saving generic medicines — including important anti-retroviral drugs for people living with HIV/AIDS — could be adversely affected.

TAKE ACTION!

Photo: 2012 © Michael Goldfarb

Wednesday, Doctors Without Borders joined other demonstrators to protest outside the New York offices of the pharmaceutical company Novartis. The protest was against an attack on India’s patent law by Novartis, a case currently before India’s Supreme Court.

If Novartis wins, the production of life-saving generic medicines — including important anti-retroviral drugs for people living with HIV/AIDS — could be adversely affected.

TAKE ACTION!


Photo: 2012 © Michael Goldfarb

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is proud to have been chosen as a participating charity in the 2012 TD Five Boro Bike Tour. Riders will raise funds to support our medical programs in more than 65 countries around the world. Come ride with us!

On Sunday, May 6, 2012, more than 32,000 cyclists will participate in America’s largest cycling event. A traffic-free, 40-mile bike tour across New York City’s five boroughs.

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How to Register As an MSF Team Rider:

Email your MSF Registration Form to NYBikeTour@newyork.msf.org or fax it to (212) 679-7016

Please carefully read the terms of the fundraising commitment you will be making when you register. There are 80 charity entries available and they will be granted on a first come, first served basis.    
MSF will confirm your registration, provide you with information to set up your personal fundraising page, and send you the fundraising kit to get started—it’s that easy!
If you already have an entry to the 2012 Five Boro Bike Tour through the lottery you can still fundraise with Team MSF! Commit to raising a minimum donation of $500 and you can join the team and receive a cycling shirt, water bottle, fundraising kit and personal fundraising page. 
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Check out more information here.

Please email NYBikeTour@newyork.msf.org for more information.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is proud to have been chosen as a participating charity in the 2012 TD Five Boro Bike Tour. Riders will raise funds to support our medical programs in more than 65 countries around the world. Come ride with us!

On Sunday, May 6, 2012, more than 32,000 cyclists will participate in America’s largest cycling event. A traffic-free, 40-mile bike tour across New York City’s five boroughs.

______________________________________________

How to Register As an MSF Team Rider:

Email your MSF Registration Form to NYBikeTour@newyork.msf.org or fax it to (212) 679-7016

Please carefully read the terms of the fundraising commitment you will be making when you register. There are 80 charity entries available and they will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

MSF will confirm your registration, provide you with information to set up your personal fundraising page, and send you the fundraising kit to get started—it’s that easy!
If you already have an entry to the 2012 Five Boro Bike Tour through the lottery you can still fundraise with Team MSF! Commit to raising a minimum donation of $500 and you can join the team and receive a cycling shirt, water bottle, fundraising kit and personal fundraising page.
______________________________________________

Check out more information here.

Please email NYBikeTour@newyork.msf.org for more information.

Free Public Event In NYC

At Any Price?: Negotiating Access to Crisis Zones


Join us for a panel discussion on the reality that medical humanitarian organizations and human rights groups often operate in the same crisis zones but have different aims and approaches to negotiating access.


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The New School’s Tishman Auditorium
Thursday, February 9, 2012 
7:00 PM EST

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The panel discussion includes representatives from:


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

• Human Rights Watch (HRW)

• the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 
7:00 PM EST

Location:
The New School’s Tishman Auditorium
66 W 12th Street
New York, NY 10011


This event is free, fully accessible, and open to the public.

The staff giving tours at our Starved for Attention exhibit today have all worked in malnutrition clinics in the field—they have great first-hand experiences to share.

Come see us here in Union Square, or later this week in Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza.

The staff giving tours at our Starved for Attention exhibit today have all worked in malnutrition clinics in the field—they have great first-hand experiences to share.

Come see us here in Union Square, or later this week in Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza.

Doctors Without Borders in NYC at Union Square tomorrow

Meet Doctors Without Borders aid workers and see how we treat malnutrition in the field Tuesday, September 12, at Union Square in NYC, and the rest of the week at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

Click “Like” if you’re coming! More info here.