“Our action is to help people in situations of crisis. And ours is not a contented action. Bringing medical aid to people in distress is an attempt to defend them against what is aggressive to them as human beings.”- Doctors Without Borders
We are pleased to announce that Nobel Peace Prize winner, Doctors Without Borders, will be attending the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Doctors Without Borders “in recognition of the organization’s pioneering humanitarian work on several continents.” The organization was created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today it 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. Doctors Without Borders also brings attention to neglected crises, challenges inadequacies of the aid system, and advocates for improved medical treatments and protocols.
Dr. Deane Marchbein, President of the Board of Directors for Doctors Without Borders USA, joined the effort in 2006 to work as an anesthesiologist in their surgical program in Ivory Coast. She has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Libya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syria, and Lebanon. Dr. Marchbein will be attending and speaking at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
If you’ve attended the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, you know that this annual event brings together a dynamic group of speakers, including leading peacemakers in law, politics, business, economics, health, science, and the arts. The full list of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, so keep track of us via Facebook and Twitter, and make sure your friends, family, and colleagues are on our email list so they can receive the latest program and registration updates.
Save the date! Thursday November 14th is Give to the Max Day. Put this date in your calendar and help the Forum meet its fundraising goal!