Doctors Without Borders
Every year, Doctors Without Borders (DWB) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in more than 60 countries around the world. DWB provides assistance when catastrophic events — such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters— overwhelm local health systems. DWB also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care.
On any given day, close to 27,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators and other qualified professionals can be found providing medical care in international teams made up of local DWB aid workers and their colleagues from around the world.
The Trust currently supports Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and their emergency medical programs. MSF teams provide medical care and clean water, which saves lives every single day.
KEY DWB PROGRAMS SUPPORTED
Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo
MSF teams are training staff on how to use personal protective equipment, triage suspected cases and implement infection control measures to stem the second-largest Ebola outbreak ever.
Strengthening Quality of Care with Diagnostics
MSF is testing laptop/tablet-based ultrasound technology to helps clinicians make faster diagnoses and treatment decisions at the patient’s bedside.
ENGAGING WOMEN IN STEM
In 2018, the trust commissioned an analysis of the dominant causes of female STEM attrition. The literature review offers promising practices to help reduce female STEM attrition.
Individuals, STEM-talented women, and employers can all cultivate and develop a STEM workforce where women thrive. Several promising practices to help reduce female STEM attrition include:
Leverage the societal value of STEM careers to encourage girls and young women to persist in STEM coursework and pursue STEM careers
Eliminate bias in recruitment, assignment, and promotional practices; Track, analyze, and share diversity metrics to identify both social responsibility and business outcomes
Foster a culture that actively supports women and institutes zero-tolerance for harassment