Doctors Without Borders—Behind the Scenes of Humanitarian Action

March 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
John Simms Community Centre
2 Avenue Westminster S
Montréal-Ouest, QC H4X 1Y6
Free for members of the SJLS, $12 for non-members
Sam Browman

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency medical aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters or by exclusion from health care in more than 60 countries around the world.

Every year MSF sends about 3,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators and other professionals to work alongside over 25,000 locally hired staff. In 2016 this included 343 Canadians from many different professional backgrounds.

Drawing on our guest speaker’s own experiences and those of colleagues, this illustrated talk will go behind the scenes to examine how these organizations face the practical challenges of delivering aid where it is most needed.

A question period will follow.

Nick Annejohn is a Former Field Logistician with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

He worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and the Central African Republic where he applied his engineering background to the task of delivering humanitarian medical assistance.