n South African Medical Journal - Doctors Without Borders: Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Médecins Sans Frontières, Renée C Fox : izindaba - book review

Volume 104, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has become the most successful and best-known apolitical, humanitarian endeavour of our time. Founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors in response to the tragedies and atrocities of the Nigerian Civil War (1967 - 1970), it is now a worldwide movement responding to a wide spectrum of human-made and natural disasters. By 2013 its over 32 500 personnel provided hope and medical assistance to suffering people in more than 67 countries with an annual budget of more than 600 million euros (over 90% from private, non-governmental sources).

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