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DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS provides emergency medical relief in areas fraught by crisis, war, or natural catastrophes, when peoples lives are threatened and health structures have collapsed, or when particular demographic groups are insufficiently cared for. International and local staff work in more than 70 different countries – doctors, midwives, nursing and logistic staff. Their activities are many and varied: they run clinics, build nutrition centres for children, initiate vaccination campaigns, and provide for refugees with medication, clean drinking water, sanitary facilities and blankets.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS provides fast and professional help for people in need, irrespective of their origins, religion or political orientation. Nothing has changed in this core purpose since young French doctors and journalists founded the organisation in 1971 under the name of Médecins Sans Frontières. When the rights of civilians are trampled in conflict zones, and they are refused help, it is MSF workers who come to their aid. The organisation is bound to the principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. In 1999 doctors without borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The German DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS branch is funded by private donations and contributions. This makes it possible for MSF to work independently, free from political or financial interests. In this way the organisation can work exclusively for those they are helping.

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Consultation during an MSF mobile clinic activity for displaced population in Khudaish camp, Abs district (Yemen). Most consultations are for children and pregnant women

In Tefé, MSF worked mainly with the training of health professionals and of the staff of the regional hospital. A MSF team also joined the first trip of the primary healthcare boat that assists the population around Tefé when it resumed its operations after the lockdown. MSF helped to implement infection prevention and control (IPC) measures and offered training for the health team and the boat crew. In the photo, the project coordinator, José Lobo, in a speedboat goes to visit the primary healthcare boat.

Marceline (2) and Christ (1) are treated for measles with complications, in MSF isolation tents at the Baboua district hospital.
Because of the high number of patients, Agathe and Marcelline need to share the bed with Lazard (27) and his youngest son Christ, one year old. The two families knew each other before; they are from the same community. Lazard is a farmer who lives in the centre of Baboua, where many children have been affected by measles. He has been here for 5 days to take care of his son.