Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. It provides medical assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe from armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. It also brings attention to neglected crises, challenges inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and advocates for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, Doctor Without Borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.