This is a simple and direct props to Médecins Sans Frontières, or as we know it in America and Canada, Doctors without Borders. I started writing this post giving props to all the doctors and nurses that are helping Sierra Leone and the boarding countries with the worst ebola outbreak in history. The post was going to be filled with information about how dangerous and contagious Ebola as a virus and the amount of risk theses doctors are taking to by working in the epicenter of an unprecedented outbreak.
But, along the way in my in-depth google research while trying to give the Cyberprops society well rounded factoids, I started reading about this organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Médecins Sans Frontières was establish in 1971, with the focus on the victims of natural disasters, war, and medical epidemics. The main difference I noticed about MFS was their founding principal which basically was to ignore religious/polictical boundaries and focus purely on helping people.
Thanks to my research and also the Doctors without Borders website, I found out some interesting things. MSF is not just medical personnel helping, they also have journalist that speak about government hypocrisies and mal treatment of citizens in countries they are occupying. A quote by Dr. James Orbinski, a former MSF president sums up the theory about the MSF focus on speaking out “We are not sure that words can always save lives, but we know that silence can certainly kill.”
I am sure when most of us were new to this world, before life’s excuses got a hold of us, we wanted to change the world for the better, and all the volunteers for Doctors without Borders are doing just that. So, rather than focusing on just this outbreak in Western Africa, I widen my props to MSF and every dangerous, hostile, and disaster stricken country this organization filled with volunteers have boldly stepped in (including America) with no recourse for themselves while giving voice to the voiceless and healing to the sick. PROPS