Friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres Society
Contact: Robert Crooks
Brief Description of Society Activities
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/Doctors without Borders is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation committed to providing medical aid where it is most neede, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and also to raise awareness of the plight of the people they help. Medecins Sans Frontieres is active in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Friends of MSF (FoMSF) is a collective movement of university societies across the UK and Ireland dedicated to raising money for MSF and awareness about the organisation's work. In 1009, FoMSF became the 'official student support organisation' for MSF in the UK and Ireland. The society also hopes to develop the necessary skills of those hoping to work for the organisation in the future, and this year in particular is looking to help develop the foreign language skills of its members
Meeting Days, Times and Venues
Meetings times and venues very greatly. Meetings of the committee members take place regularly, approximately one evening every month in the Medical School Common Room to discuss the upcoming programme of events.
Whilst the society also organises speakers from MSF to give presentations about working with the organisation and to keep members abreast of developments in their work. Although these meetings are subject to the availability of speakers they usually occurer at leaast every other month, and are held in the Lecture Theatre of the Medical School on weekday evenings, usually between 18.00 - 20.00
Pre-Requisites for new members
(e.g. previous experience, basic certificates, etc)
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