MSF wasn’t unknown to me because my niece had worked with the MSF programme in Manipur and in Papua New Guinea and Iraq. When I came to know at a film screening organised by MSF in Delhi that I also could contribute by donating, it was a decision I immediately took. Children’s health is an area which deserves more attention, and I saw examples of MSF’s work with children who had kala azar. I also really liked the fact that majority of the funds MSF receives are used in the implementation of its programmes. To me, MSF sends a very powerful message. This is medicine really in the service of all humanity, no matter where the patients are, no matter what the political situation is. To me, this is a very powerful thing.
Asha Rani Mathur