I recently came across an organisation which works to provide healthcare facilities to the rural areas across the world. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/ Doctors without Borders is an independent, medical humanitarian organisation which provides emergency aid to people who are affected by epidemics, natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion from healthcare. All the assistance provided by MSF is based on need, irrespective of race, religion or political affiliation.
Founded in Paris, France in 1971 by a small group of French doctors, MSF is today one of world’s leading independent medical organisation with its operations in 65 countries worldwide and national offices in 19 countries. MSF has been providing medical help to people who have been stuck in catastrophic situations, epidemics and malnutrition crisis for over 40 years now. They are well-known for their quick response and efficient and effective work in the toughest emergencies.
In India, MSF is working in Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Manipur, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Manipur and West Bengal. With voluntary support from doctors across India and financial support from individual donors and other organisations, MSF manages to provide access to healthcare for those who need it the most. Across the county they have provided treatment to patients suffering from Malaria, TB, HIV, Hepatitis, Kala-Azar and Malnutrition.
For more details regarding other projects, please visit their website www.msfindia.in and become a part of their community.