In 2021, Redox established a philanthropic relationship with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, to support their urgent work worldwide. Our support allows Médecins Sans Frontières teams to react to emergencies and give high-quality care to those who need it most.
Who are Médecins Sans Frontières, and what do they do?
In 1971, in the aftermath of the Biafran famine of the Nigerian Civil War, a small group of French doctors and journalists sought to expand access to medical care across national boundaries irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
To that end, the organisation emphasises “independence and impartiality” and explicitly precludes political, economic, or religious factors in its decision-making. For these reasons, it limits the funding received from governments or intergovernmental organisations. These principles have allowed MSF to speak freely concerning acts of war, corruption, or other hindrances to medical care or human well-being.
MSF exist to save lives by providing medical aid where it is needed most – in armed conflicts, epidemics, famines and natural disasters. These situations require a rapid response with specialised medical and logistical help.
But, they also run longer-term projects, tackling health crises and supporting people with the greatest need.
They currently have projects running in over 70 countries.
They are an independent, self-governed, non-profit organisation committed to addressing people’s suffering and providing medical care to help people survive catastrophic situations where communities and health structures may be overwhelmed.
Médecins Sans Frontières offers assistance based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation, guided by medical ethics and the humanitarian principles of independence, neutrality and impartiality.
How can you help?
Your support is crucial to their efforts to provide medical aid. If you’re able, we’d love it if you could contribute to helping them fulfil their mission and to save lives by providing medical aid where it is needed most.