Helping Hands Series (1): Medecins sans Frontieres
As we all know, May 1 is International Workers’ Day (also known as May Day and Labor Day). So I thought I should dedicate this week’s posts to the countless people who have committed their labours so selflessly for change, who have extended a helping hand to this ailing world. When we watch the news, we often just see the bad that happens around the world, so I thought I’d highlight a tiny sample of the good that happens everyday in every corner of the world.
I have chosen to symbolize these efforts as a hand, a ‘helping hand’ and the design changes everyday depending on the field where help and good is being extended.
|“The Helping Hands of MSF/Doctors without Borders”
-making a difference in the world by delivering emergency aid to whoever needs it and wherever it is needed-
A Thermal Camera Collage by Paulina Constancia
Because of Facebook, I have reconnected with friends and acquaintances. A good friend of my family, who is a single and successful surgeon has joined the team of doctors of MSF. She could easily be making a fortune in her field, enjoying a lifestyle that her profession could very well afford her. Instead, she has chosen to contribute to the MSF’s efforts for change..helping the sick who could not otherwise afford the kind of medical treatment that she can offer.
Read about the History of International Workers’ Day
About MSF/Doctors without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.
Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize