Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO) best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries affected by endemic diseases. In 2015, over 30,000 personnel — mostly local doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators — provided medical aid in over 70 countries.The vast majority of staff are volunteers. Private donors provide about 90% of the organisation's funding, while corporate donations provide the rest.
UWE Friends of MSF aims to educate others through fundraising and raising awareness of the vital work that MSF does. It is free to join, and you can learn lots about humanitarian and relief work. You don't have to be a doctor to be involved! This society was set up by five student nurses based at Glenside Campus who are interested in humanitarian work, relief work, chronic and tropical diseases, and the ongoing refugee crisis. MSF doesn't rely on 'just' medical aid! It also relies on logistical, engineering, financial, and other roles (https://www.msf.org.uk/find-roles). We have a number of fundraising events in the works and aim to collaborate with other Friends of MSF groups in our region.
Fri 01 Jun 2018
On 24th May, FoMSF hosted a livestream of the 'research' MSF Scientific Day. We raised over £40 and were thrilled to have been involved.
Fri 18 May 2018
We are hosting a livestream of the "Research" MSF Scientific Day on 24th May. This is being livestreamed from London. The event is free but we will be fundraising throughout the day. Topics include climate change's effect on health, and maternal and baby health. There will also be cake :)