On April 27th 2016, dozens of volunteers from Doctors Without Borders/ Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) delivered to Pfizer global headquarter in New York, the names of nearly 400 000 people asking Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to reduce the price of the pneumonia vaccine to 5 dollars per child in developing countries. The silent march started from Grand Central Station and ended at Pfizer HQ. There the volunteers dropped 2500 flowers (the equivalent of the number of children dying of pneumonia every day) in an empty crib containing the names of people who has signed the petition. Pfizer accepted the crib. On this picture Doctors Without Borders volunteers and supporters drop 2500 flowers into an empty crib in front of Pfizer global Headquarter.
Join us in Halifax for a conversation with some of the Canadians who help Doctors Without Borders provide care to people on the front lines of the global displacement crisis, and to discuss how we can better protect the health of the millions who are driven from home by war, poverty, persecution and trauma.
This exhibit in the Rotunda at Toronto's City Hall features the work of photographer Benedicte Kurzen and focuses on Doctors Without Borders’ response to sexual and gender-based violence against young people in Haiti.
In Haiti, the number of young people, especially women and girls, who report experiencing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is alarmingly high yet the issue is not widely discussed. At the same time, the services that are available for survivors, especially for minors (under the age of 18), are insufficient and inadequate.