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The critical work of Doctors Without Borders, dealing with health crises around the globe

  The continuing Ebola crisis has highlighted the harsh reality that diseases don'?t recognize borders, countries or governments. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known internationally in English as Doctors Without Borders, had its official beginning in 1971. The organization was created on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries. Each year thousands of physicians with Doctors Without Borders risk their lives to save lives threatened by violence, neglect or catastrophe. Dr. Deane Marchbein, president of the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Borders, joins us to discuss the group's work, and the major health crises we face today.