Doctors Without Borders


| July 14, 2000

Doctors Without Borders, dwb.org
In 1971 a group of physicians established an independent international relief agency to 'offer emergency assistance wherever wars and man-made disasters occur.' Private donors and volunteer health professionals help keep the organization independent of 'governments, institutions, political, economic or religious influences.' Now, the worlds's largest independent medical relief agency, Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), has offices in 18 countries. Since its inception, more than 15,000 volunteers have provided aid to those in need. They've traveled by automobile, airplane, boat, packhorse and foot to bring assistance. -- SVBGo there>>