Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.
MSF's decision to intervene in any country or crisis is based solely on an independent assessment of people's needs -- not on political, economic, or religious interests. MSF does not take sides or intervene according to the demands of governments or warring parties.
In recognition of its work, MSF was awarded the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr de Beer werkte in 1986 in vluchtenlingenkamp Tug Wajale B in Somalie en in 1988-1989 in een project in Soedan waar hij de Kala aqzar epidemie ontdekte bij de NUER stam