Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC

  • New York, NY
  • www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Mission Statement

MSF is an independent, international medical relief organization aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and social marginalization. Each year, MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other medical and non-medical professionals depart on more than 3,800 aid missions. They work alongside more than 22,500 locally hired staff to provide medical care in more than 60 countries. In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides health care, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centers for malnourished children, and offers mental health care. When needed, MSF also constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting. MSF was founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors and journalists as the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and to publicly bear witness to the plight of the people it assists.

Main Programs

  1. Emergency Relief and Response

service areas

International

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ruling year

1989

chief executive for fy 2008

Sophie Delaunay

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Keywords

Haiti, Pakistan, humanitarian aid, medical relief, doctor, disaster, epidemic, emergency

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EIN

13-3433452

Physical Address

333 Seventh Ave 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10001

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (E20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Emergency Relief and Response

Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in more than 60 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events — such as armed conflict(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/aboutus/activities.cfm?ref=main-menu#armedconflict) , epidemics(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/aboutus/activities.cfm?ref=main-menu#epidemics) , malnutrition(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/aboutus/activities.cfm?ref=main-menu#malnutrition) , or natural disasters(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/aboutus/activities.cfm?ref=main-menu#naturaldisasters)  — overwhelm local health systems. MSF also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/aboutus/activities.cfm?ref=main-menu#exclusion) .

On any given day, close to 27,000 doctors(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/field/personnel.cfm?id=2531) , nurses(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/field/personnel.cfm?id=2534) , logisticians(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/field/personnel.cfm?id=2540) , water-and-sanitation experts(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/field/personnel.cfm?id=2541) , administrators(http://doctorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/field/personnel.cfm?id=2542) , and other qualified professionals can be found providing medical care in international teams made up of local MSF aid workers and their colleagues from around the world.

Category

Budget

$124,080,477.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

service areas

International

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MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES USA INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Sophie Delaunay

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Deane Marchbein

Anesthesiologist for the community hospital satellite of Massachusetts General Hospital

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