We are delighted to have Médecins Sans Frontières as our charity partner for 2018.
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency life-saving assistance in more than 70 countries around the world.
Working in war zones, in areas impacted by natural disasters, in places deprived of even the most basic healthcare and with people affected by epidemic and preventable diseases, it’s a massive understatement to say our workplaces can be challenging. Yemen today, with shipping and air blockades and firefights, or the Central African Republic, with significant insecurity and a fast-changing and unstable environment, throw up any number of medical and non-medical challenges.
These challenges require dedicated staff and collaboration with external organisations to come up with solutions to what can be life-and-death problems. Tech solutions are increasingly a part of addressing some of these problems – telemedicine, smartphone applications, 3D printing, innovation in the delivery of vaccines, to name but a few.
Médecins Sans Frontières was awarded the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize "in recognition of the organisation's pioneering humanitarian work on several continents."
www.msf.ie.Previous Charity partners included :
Temple Street Children's University Hospital (2017)
Equals Initiative (2016).