Oslo, December 9, 1999 — War and civil strife in Africa are causing a re-emergence of deadly diseases that had previously been brought under control. Despite dramatic growth in incidence, diseases such as leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness are, and will likely continue to be, "Neglected Diseases."
International Medical Relief Organization Welcomes Support for Right to Humanitarian Assistance
Oslo, October 15, 1999 — The international medical relief organization Doctors Without /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was today awarded the international Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. The award honors the extraordinary work of the organization's national and international relief workers who provide medical assistance in more than 80 countries, over 20 of which are in conflict.
The $1 Million Award Represents World's Largest Humanitarian Prize
New York, September 29, 1998 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was named the recipient of the 1998 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world's largest humanitarian award, at an international humanitarian conference today at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. The one-day conference, "Humanitarian Aid Challenges in the New Millennium," was sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.