Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (DWB/MSF)

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (DWB/MSF)is a large international non-governmental organization (NGO) that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF International consists of 24 associations globally.[1]. Doctors without borders is the association affiliated with the United States. MSF/DWB is one of the recognized NGO leaders in the battle to contain EVD and treat those suffering from the disease.

MSF was found in Paris, France in 1971.[2] In 1999 the organization was awarded Nobel Peace Prize "in recognition of the organization's pioneering humanitarian work on several continents"[3] . In 2013, 67 countries received humanitarian assistance from over 32,000 MSF workers.[4]

MSF began their efforts to combat EVD in West Africa in March 2014 and currently has 270 international and around 3,018 locally hired staff working in the region.[5]


  1. "The MSF movement". Author MSF. Pub date ?. Web 30 Oct 2014 http://www.msf.org/msf-movement#msfIntl
  2. "MSF Factsheet". Author MSF. Pub date ?. Web 30 Oct 2014 http://www.msf.org/msf-factsheet
  3. "The Nobel Peace Prize 1999". Author ?. Pub date ?. Web 30 Oct 2014 http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1999/
  4. "MSF Factsheet". Author MSF. Pub date ?. Web 30 Oct 2014 http://www.msf.org/msf-factsheet
  5. "Ebola crisis update - 23rd October 2014". Author MSF. Pub date 23 Oct 2014. Web 30 Oct 2014 http://www.msf.org/article/ebola-crisis-update-23rd-october-2014