Staff Nurse – MDM-F Mar 2011

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Deadline 7 March 2011

Staff Nurse – MDM-F Mar 2011

Médecins du Monde – France
Médecins du Monde (MDM) or Doctors of the World, is a non-governmental humanitarian aid organisation created in march 1980 by 15 French doctors, including Bernard Kouchner after he had left Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders), the aid society which he had founded earlier in 1971. The impetus for the foundation of MDM was Kouchner’s split with MSF over certain aspects of MSF’s policies. For example, he felt that MSF was giving up its founding principle of témoignage (“witnessing”), which refers to aid workers making the atrocities they observe known to the public. While MSF still practices this principle under certain conditions, the organization has moved closer to a more neutral approach as a consequence of experiences from the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. In contrast to that shift in MSF’s policy, MDM maintains that humanitarian aid cannot be separated from politics, lest the aid become misused by politicians (e.g. by sending bombs, and then doctors). Another reason for Kouchner’s split with MSF was an aid mission for Vietnamese boat people organized and led by Kouchner in 1980. While the mission was later considered to be successful, it was seen as a single-handed operation and not supported by the majority of MSF’s leadership back then.

Staff Nurse - MDM-F Mar 2011

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