“In democratic countries the science of association is the mother of science; the progress of all the rest depends upon the progress it has made.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Volume 2, Part 2, Chapter V (1840)
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Médecins Sans Frontières, evolution of an international associative movement
New eBook series takes you on the journey of MSF's international associative history, from its inception in Paris in the early 1970s, to becoming an international medical humanitarian movement.
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WHAT IS IT?

A new eBook duology that examines how MSF’s associative movement spread from its early beginnings in Paris, 1971. The first eBook in the series covers 1971 to 2000, and the second eBook – available early 2019 – covers 2001 to 2011.

WHO IS READING IT?

People inspired by MSF and interested to learn more about how it became an international associative movement.

WHAT IS THE PRICE?

The eBooks are available free to the public for non-commercial use.

HOW CAN I READ IT?

The first e-book in the series is available now in e-pub format for mobile and tablet devices, and pdf or web for desktop computers.

Read Episode I

For mobile devices

ePub

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  • Smartphones

Requires a PDF reader

PDF

  • Desktop
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets

Available while online only

Web

  • Desktop
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones

What are MSF Associations?

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a vibrant, field-based movement, engaging volunteers and staff from all parts of the world in a shared commitment to humanitarian medical action.

Through MSF associations, members voice their opinions and contribute to the definition and implementation of MSF’s social mission. The associations safeguard the identity of MSF, ensuring that activities and operations stay true to MSF’s Charter, principles and social mission.

  • MSF currently has 24 national, regional, and international associations

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Highlights

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This eBook was written at the request of the MSF International Board.

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MSF delivers emergency medical humanitarian aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters.