Artists for Médecins du MondeBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1562 (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1562
- Richard Harling
Hart Gallery, London, 25 May to 1 June. Moving to Munich and Milan
Médecins du Monde provides health care to the victims of war, natural disasters, or political repression, treating both physical wounds and psychological trauma. International volunteers, including about 700 medical staff, carry out relief programmes all over the world. They are also involved in domestic projects, providing health care for socially disadvantaged people in France. As an independent organisation funded largely through charitable donations, Médecins du Monde is able to help “forgotten populations” who have often been overlooked by the media and “official” sources of humanitarian aid.
Relief programmes include emergency projects to bring immediate aid, rehabilitation projects to help restore sanitary conditions, and long term projects to mitigate the effects of …