NetHope elects Médecins Sans Frontières as new member

Contacts: Nan Hall, Kristin Kalning
NetHope Communications Team
nan.hall@nethope.org | 206-604-5118
kristin.kalning@nethope.org | 425-281-6665


VANCOUVER, CANADA, October 24, 2017 –  NetHope, a global consortium of the world’s leading nonprofits, today announced that Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, has become its newest member organization.

“NetHope is very excited to welcome Médecins Sans Frontières to our community,” said NetHope CEO Lauren Woodman. “MSF is one of the most respected nonprofit organizations in the world, both for its unwavering commitment to its mission, and for its neutrality and independence.”

Médecins Sans Frontières was founded in 1971 by a group of doctors and journalists to establish an independent organization that focuses on delivering emergency medicine aid quickly, effectively, and impartially. MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions. MSF has earned numerous accolades for its lifesaving work, including a Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

“We are pleased to become the newest members of NetHope, which we see as adding value to our international MSF IT community,” said Niels van Opzeeland, the International IT/IS Coordinator for MSF. “We look forward to sharing our experiences with technology in headquarters and field missions. Likewise, we would like to learn from other members. Becoming member of NetHope will enable us to find partners in potential projects that can bring mutual benefits, especially for our field missions and patients.”

For new members, joining NetHope means being part of a mission-driven group that collectively is committed to applying the promise of technology to the problems of humanity. While nonprofit members are independent entities, they come together at NetHope to collaborate on the use of technology and to learn from each other’s world-changing efforts.

For more information about NetHope and its members, please visit NetHope.org or contact Alexandra Alpert, alexandra.alpert@nethope.org.

About NetHope
NetHope empowers committed organizations to improve the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of 50-plus global nonprofits, unites with technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid and those who deliver it.

About Médecins Sans Frontières
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from health care. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation.

NetHope Members
Accion, ActionAid, Ashoka, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, ChildFund International, Children International, Christian Aid, Compassion International, Concern Worldwide, DanChurchAid, Danish Refugee Council, Direct Relief, FHI360, Global Communities, Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, HIAS, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Ipas, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Management Sciences for Health, Marie Stopes International, Medair, Médecins Sans Frontières, Medical Teams International, Mennonite Central Committee, Mercy Corps, Mercy Ships, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Pact, PATH, Plan International, Pro Mujer, Relief International, Samaritan’s Purse, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages International, The Carter Center, The Nature Conservancy, Trócaire, VSO, WaterAid, Welthungerhilfe, Wildlife Conservation Society, Winrock International, Women for Women International, World Vision, World Wildlife Fund International

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