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New boss says MSF to continue providing medical services to the vulnerable

The new president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Dr. Unni Karunakara has indicated that the organization will continue to adapt to new realities of humanitarian work to enable better provision of crucial medical assistance to the most in need.

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international humanitarian organization which provides medical assistance to people who are trapped by conflict or suffer the consequences of disasters, disease outbreaks or neglect.

Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières

The organization was instrumental in wiping out Ebola epidemic in Northern Uganda Gulu district and Western Uganda district of Bundibugyo. The humanitarian agency has also been providing medical assistance to the people of Northern Uganda affected by over 20 year Lords Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency.

The organization has also been actively involved in providing humanitarian medical services to conflict prone African Countries like Liberia, Somalia and DR Congo among others.

Dr. Unni Karunakara takes over from Dr. Christophe Fournier for a three year period and will be in charge of the movement which boosts of 19 national associations and branch offices in several countries around the world.

By Solomon Akugizibwe, Ultimate Media

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