Doctors Without Borders - USA - Program support - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Doctors Without Borders - USA

Program support
For worldwide nutritional programs. Through its nutritional programs, Doctors Without Borders treats malnourished children in areas of Africa and Asia where large numbers of children suffer from malnutrition.  The organization advocates for the adoption of new, comprehensive treatment protocols and the expanded use of therapeutic ready-to-use food (RUF) to help prevent malnutrition in young children.  RUF includes products like Plumpy’nut, a milk-based peanut butter-like paste of proteins, minerals, vitamins and nutrients necessary to promote proper growth.  Plumpy’nut is individually wrapped in air-tight, heat-resistant, easy-to-distribute packages.

Doctors Without Borders was founded in 1971 by a group of French physicians who believed that the right to medical aid transcends national borders. Its mission is to provide medical and humanitarian relief to the victims of war, disease, and natural or man-made disaster, without regard to race, nationality, political beliefs or religion. The organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.