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February 27, 2017

Every year, hundreds of Canadians work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivering front-line medical care in most of the nearly 70 countries around the world where MSF carries out lifesaving emergency healthcare programs. Fabien Dehors was a project coordinator in Democratic Republic of Congo.

February 10, 2017

Dr. Karthika Devarajan is an obstetrician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She recently returned from Pakistan, where she helped run MSF's maternal health program in the country's north. "I cannot describe how powerful it was to know that each day really, truly meant something," she says. "I realized all over again what a gift my surgical training has been and I have a new appreciation for the immense freedom that has defined my own life."

January 12, 2017

Every year, hundreds of Canadians work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivering front-line medical care as part of MSF’s lifesaving emergency programs. We aim to introduce you to some of them, such as Trish Newport, a longtime project coordinator who recently returned from working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

January 06, 2017

Nurses and doctors with work experience in Canada’s north make ideal humanitarian aid workers, and are in high demand by the organization. “We see a definite positive relationship between the quality of the work done in the field and prior experience working in remote, northern communities.”

January 04, 2017

Dr. Bruce Lampard, who has worked overseas with MSF eight times since 2001, and his mother Diane McKenzie are longtime supporters, and both recently decided to leave gifts to MSF in their wills. “MSF has had such an impact on my life that the decision was pretty easy,” says Bruce.

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.

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