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.