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December 21, 2016

Angie Bonvanie, a grade 6 teacher at Halton Hills Christian School in Georgetown, Ontario, strives to educate her students to make a difference and look beyond themselves. Together, they believe that “one person can do something, but together we can do so much more,” she says. Angie and her 11-year-old students watched videos, read articles and discussed the role MSF plays around the world.

December 19, 2016

Every December, we take the opportunity to not only look back on the past 12 months, but to find reasons for hope heading into the new year. It’s by no means an easy task, especially when focusing on Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s work on the front lines of humanitarian crises around the globe — which by its very nature can often highlight seemingly unending conflicts and growing needs.

December 09, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supporters around the world were thrilled recently when pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that it was reducing the price of its pneumonia vaccine to US$3.10 per dose for humanitarian organizations working in emergency settings. A group of Canadian grandmothers played an active role in supporting the successful campaign, which will help protect the lives of millions of vulnerable children around the world.

October 26, 2016

Two thirds of the physicians who apply to work with the Canadian office of the organization are international medical graduates. In the past four years, MSF Canada has recruited over 70 of them as aid workers. The majority were newcomers to Canada, while a small minority were returning Canadians who went to medical school abroad. Owen Campbell, who manages recruitment for MSF Canada, says that international medical graduates wanting to work for MSF have to meet the same requirements as Canadian-trained physicians.

September 27, 2016

Few other surgeons working for Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) around the world have as much experience treating war-wounded patients as Dr. Edgar Escalante from Vancouver.

September 26, 2016

Pat Gould and Kim Letson are not ones to shy away from a challenge, and this fall they’ve decided to take on yet another. From September to October, the two friends from the Comox Valley in British Columbia will be walking through three countries along the 1,000-kilometre Via Egnatia route in southeastern Europe to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s annual Walk Without Borders challenge.

September 22, 2016

Rafah Ali and Basil Abdullah are a married couple from Mississauga, Ontario, who each recently resigned from their respective medical jobs in Canada in order to work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The pair had decided it was time to recommit themselves to a common goal of giving back.

September 20, 2016

A new report from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada by Sonal Marwah, a Researcher on forced migration and refugee issues, MSF Canada's Executive Director Stephen Cornish and MSF Canada Humanitarian Affairs Advisor Carol Devine looks at the human impact of our current global approach to migrants and refugees.

September 19, 2016

The Global Fund closed its fifth Replenishment Conference with over USD 12.9 billion pledged, out of its funding target of USD 13 billion requested of donors.

September 16, 2016

This Friday, September 16, representatives from around the world will gather in Montreal to consider the next three years of funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (now known simply as the Global Fund), which is the primary mechanism through which international efforts against the spread of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria are made possible.

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