, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 8–12 | Cite as

Saving the World, or Saving One Life at a Time?

Lessons my Career with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders/MSF has Taught Me
  • Sophie DelaunayEmail author
Feature Article

It is a double honor to address you today. First, this is because my team and I are aware of, and grateful for the significant contributions that student and faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania’s academic community have made, and are making to the advancement of global health and medicine. We feel fortunate that Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has attracted a steady flow of health professionals educated at Penn, who have undertaken medical assignments with our organization.

Second, it is also an honor to have this opportunity to deliver the seventh annual Renée C. Fox Lecture in Medicine, Culture and Society. Renée is well known in MSF for the many years during which she has conducted first-hand sociological research among and about us, which has included a much appreciated analysis of our distinctive culture – including the many contradictions in it.1We in MSF, and I personally, have great respect and admiration for her sharp, non-complacent,...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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