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November 11, 2011
This article is part of the Summer 2011 issue of the MSF Alert newsletter.
Work With MSF
Between July and September 2011, MSF will hold recruitment information sessions in the following cities:
Anchorage, AK; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC
All prospective medical and non-medical aid workers are welcome to join us for a presentation and question and answer session to learn more about MSF’s field work. A human resources officer will discuss requirements and the recruitment process and an experienced MSF aid worker from the area will share stories of life in the field. Check doctorswithoutborders.org/events/public for more information and to register. Or please participate in one of our regularly scheduled recruitment webinars.
Please note that there is an urgent need for operating room staff and for French-speaking applicants to work in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Niger, and Haiti, where some of MSF’s largest projects are located.
Starved For Attention Action Kits
Last year, MSF and VII Photo launched “Starved for Attention,” a multimedia campaign that exposes the grave crisis of childhood malnutrition. The exhibition has since been staged in cities across three continents, and now you, too, can be a part of the effort to rewrite the story of this largely invisible disease.
An estimated 195 million children worldwide suffer from the effects of malnutrition, with 90 percent of them living in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In fact, malnutrition contributes to at least one-third of the eight million annual deaths of children under five years of age.
Order a free, specially designed, two-disc Action Kit to create your own event. You can screen documentaries and images collected by some of the world’s top photojournalists, inspire your community to join the effort, and collect signatures for the petition calling for better quality food aid that will be presented to world leaders at the G8 meeting later this year.
Check our website for details about this fall’s Starved for Attention special exhibition. And order your free action kit at starvedforattention.org/action-kits.php. The kit includes a DVD of the documentaries, background materials, outreach materials, fact sheets, and a copy of the petition.
Gift Annuity Rates For Ages 75+ Have Gone Up!
MSF’s charitable gift annuities make it easy to provide for our future as well as your own. When you set up a gift annuity for at least $5,000 with MSF, you will receive fixed payments for life and an immediate income tax deduction. We follow the ACGA suggested rates.
For more information, including a personalized illustration of how a gift annuity can work for you, please contact: Beth Golden, Planned Giving Officer, at (212) 655-3771 or email@example.com
Strengthen Your Commitment
MSF would like to thank all of our donors who have pledged to our Multiyear Initiative. With their annual commitments of $5,000 or more, these generous supporters provide MSF with predictable and sustainable funds, enabling us to respond effectively and rapidly to emergencies around the world and helping us to better plan for the future.
To date, we have received pledges totaling over $23 million towards the Initiative. To find out how you can participate, please contact: Mary Sexton, Director of Major Gifts, at (212) 655-3781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also learn more by visiting us online at doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/multiyear.