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Medical News & Perspectives
September 15, 2015

Adi Nadimpalli, MD, on Doing Field Work With Doctors Without Borders

JAMA. 2015;314(11):1103-1105. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10442

Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has faced a grueling year. The international humanitarian organization has served as a front-line responder to many crises, including the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone; the aftermath of the earthquakes in Nepal; and violent conflict in South Sudan, Gaza, and Central African Republic. The organization has been recognized for its efforts to help manage the largest Ebola outbreak in history with this year’s Lasker Public Service Award and was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.