Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

Photo Credit: Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid to countries all over the world.  This organization focuses on medical ethics and impartiality, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 for their humanitarian assistance.  Regardless of political, military, or religious agendas, Doctors Without Borders brings quality, independent medical care to those who need it most.  Aid workers include doctors, nurses, journalists, administrators, and others who work together to provide logistical and medical support to people in crisis.

The devastation that took place in Haiti a year ago brought Doctors Without Borders to the Haitian people.  It has been the largest emergency response in the past 40 years of the organization, but in just 12 months so many people have already been helped.  Visit this website to see Figures at a Glance; actual numbers of human resources, medical facilities, medical activities, and logistical equipment from January to October 2010 have been uploaded to show the dramatic impact and also what more can be done.  Don't forget that the Haitian people still need our help.  The earthquake may have come and gone, but the devastation remains.

No comments:

Post a Comment