Physicians and Health Care Workers’ Role in Conflict Zones Challenges and Successes. Babak Abbaszadeh March 27, 2010, Ottawa. What is MSF? What is our mission? What are MSF roles in conflict zones? What are the challenges? How we handle challenges?. What is MSF?.
Challenges and Successes
March 27, 2010, Ottawa
Independent from governments, as well as religious and economic interests
Provides medical assistance solely on the basis of need, irrespective of political, religious and economic affiliation
Doesn’t take sides
4) MSF Aid Workers
Aware of the risks and dangers of the missions
MSF Canada Field workers 2007
Who is who?
MSF Team, Afghanistan,
Military vans, Afghanistan,
MSF’s only protection is through the communities in which we work. We are trying even harder to educate them about our complete independence from anyone’s army.
Drug development outcome
1975-1999:1393 new chemical entities marketed
Trouiller et al., Lancet Vol. 1359 Jun. 2002