Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries. It helps people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. And here to discuss this vital work with us is Avril Benoît, the Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders U.S.
Today, you will be going to the US headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders as we know it here. They help people worldwide where the need is greatest delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters and exclusion from healthcare. We gathered a great group of people to tell you what it’s like to work at Doctors Without Borders.
Jason Cone, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders, discusses misconceptions about humanitarian aid, how medical facilities are now being targeted in conflict areas, and the brave people who put their lives at risk to help others.