In conflict zones, after natural disasters and during epidemics, MSF provides medical aid to millions of people who would otherwise be left alone to die from their illnesses or injuries. They also report on the plight of our patients worldwide and make their situation public. Especially when they have hardly been heard so far. For what they do, they received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
Doctors of the World is active worldwide – in emergency aid in countries such as Syria as well as in development aid with more long-term projects. They primarily care for children and women in need, people without access to healthcare, and are involved in refugee aid. In Germany, they also provide medical care and counseling for people without health insurance. Doctors of the World stands up for human rights and documents violations of them.
With 192 National Societies, the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. The German Red Cross is part of this worldwide community, which for more than 150 years has provided comprehensive assistance to people in conflict situations, disasters and health or social emergencies, based solely on the degree of need.
The Berlin Medical Association is the professional representative body for all of Berlin’s approximately 34,000 doctors. It has the status of a public corporation (KdöR). It carries out state tasks in self-administration. The framework for the activities of the chamber is defined by the Berlin Medical Professions Chamber Act; the supervisory authority is the Senate Department for Science, Health, Care and Equality.