Hilton Humanitarian Prize

1998 Laureate

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

On any one day, more than 27,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other qualified professionals representing dozens of nationalities can be found providing assistance to people caught in crises around the world.

MSF’s work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.