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14 Jul 2020 12:00

The Principle of Independence: Providing care based on need

As an international medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency care to people affected by disaster, conflict and epidemics, and to those excluded from healthcare, in places where others are unwilling or unable to go.

Join us on Tuesday July 14, from 2-2:45 p.m. EDT, for a conversation about the Principle of Independence and how it impacts MSF’s work. The discussion will be led by Dr. Wendy Lai, President of MSF Canada’s Board of Directors and Tricia Khan, MSF field worker and Donor Engagement Officer.

Our Principle of Independence gives MSF’s the ability to make decisions based on the needs of our patients, independent of political, religious or economic agendas or interests. We rely on private donations to fund more than 90 per cent of our lifesaving work – this gives us the ability to act quickly, and the flexibility to make choices about where and how we work based solely on the needs of the people we assist.

We hope to see you there!