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    Global Organization Doctors Without Borders

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    In six pages this international public service organization which was a Nobel Peace Prize recipient for 1999 is examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    Bibliography lists 5 sources. BBdrxbrd.doc DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS Written by B. Bryan Babcock for the Paperstore, Inc., December  2000 Introduction Doctors Without Borders is an international organization, with offices in 18 countries. It sends more than 2,000 volunteers, of more than 45 nationalities, to some 80 countries  annually. Its volunteer medical staff does amazing work in strife and war torn areas throughout the globe. In 1999 the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. History  DWB also known as, Medecins Sans Frontieres began in 1971 was the medical creative-brain-child of a group of French physicians. According to its internet home page, Doctors Without Borders  sees itself as "an agency aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and others who lack health care due to geographic remoteness or ethnic marginalization." Although  founded as an organization which distributes aid, DWB demands total freedom of movement and choice of care during its operation in the field. Such policy is not unique to  this organization, but has been determined by universal medical ethics committees as their right to offer humanitarian assistance. Mission Statement This international aid organization, staffed by medical volunteers sees as  its mission medical assistance in poverty and disaster stricken areas of the world. Through what it sees and what it does Doctors Without Borders is also committed to speaking  out and publishing human rights violations. 1999 Nobel Prize According to Schreiber (1999), The Nobel Committee commended the speed with which the organization is able to mobilize its services  and professionals in those countries, which have been the victims of war or natural disasters. "Doctors Without Borders calls public attention to humanitarian catastrophes, and by pointing to the 

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