Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides aid in more than 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its work.
Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation currently supports MSF's Emergency Relief Fund. Through this fund, MSF is able to launch emergency interventions with rapid speed so they can deliver lifesaving medical humanitarian aid during neglected emergencies around the world. The Emergency Relief Fund supports medical relief programs regardless of the political or media attention they garner.