21 Dec 17 03 Jan 18

'I see your support in action every day': A thank you message from a Canadian MSF doctor in Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr. Reza Eshaghian is a physician from Calgary who has been working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Democratic Republic of Congo as part of a medical program for children affected by malnutrition.

He shared this video message as a way of thanking our supporters here in Canada for helping make possible MSF's lifesaving work in DRC and around the world.

Hi everyone,

My name is Reza Eshaghian. I’m a physician from Calgary, and I’m speaking to you from Tshikapa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as DRC.

DRC is just one of the nearly 70 countries where Doctors Without Borders delivers emergency humanitarian medical care.

But the needs are among the highest in the world.

During the current crisis, we are providing free treatment to some of the most vulnerable people in the world, children who are suffering from malnutrition. Doctors Without Borders makes the difference between health and suffering, and often between life and death.

I can tell you that I see your support in action every day, and know what a profound difference it makes in the lives of the children here. As a physician, I am reminded of your support every time I grab a syringe, inject a medication and deliver therapeutic milk. Without you, none of this these life-saving treatments would be here.

I have the privilege of hearing ‘thank you’ every day from mothers and fathers whose sick children are restored to health. For every thank you I receive, I share with you. After all, without you, Doctors Without Borders would not be here.

Happy holidays from all of us in Tshikapa.

For all the people here you continue to give the greatest gift of all.

Yours truly,


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