UCL Friends of MSF is part of the official student organisation for Médecins Sans Frontières, an independent international humanitarian aid charity which provides medical aid where it is most needed (http://www.msf.org.uk/). Winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, MSF has received global recognition for its work and continues to operate in 60 countries today.
UCL FoMSF is committed to raising awareness of MSF’s work and to fundraising for ongoing and future MSF projects. From talks by those who have returned from MSF missions, to debates, film screenings and various fundraising events, all of our work revolves around the theme of humanitarian aid. Last year, we organised the first ever ‘Introduction to Global Health Conference’ in conjunction with other UCL societies and the UCL Institute for Global Health. Drawing in students from across the country, it was a huge success and will be repeated again this year. The highlight of our fundraising events was undoubtedly the FoMSF Fun Run in Regent’s Park, which we organised for UCL and other university students, raising over £11,000.
This year we will be launching our brand new website so follow our updates for more news on that and ways to get involved!
Our events are open to students of all faculties. If you are interested in Global Health and want to make a difference, join UCL FoMSF today!
UCLU Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières Society have signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge.