Médecins du Monde was created in 1980 by a group of French physicians, including Médecins sans frontières founder Dr Bernard Kouchner, in response to a dispute within MSF about Dr Kouchner’s decision to charter a ship to rescue the “boat people” escaping Vietnam without the organization’s permission. Médecins du Monde has since expanded to an international network, including a branch in Canada established in 1996. The Canadian branch is based in Montreal and conducts business in French.
Nicaragua, Vietnam, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Sudan, and a project in Montreal for homeless and marginalized patients.
General practitioners and emergency physicians.
Durations of missions vary.
Volunteers received a $1000 monthly stipend and $750 per month in local currency. Volunteers who spend more than a year overseas receive a grant of $2500. Housing and insurance are covered by Médecins du Monde Canada. Accompanying spouses of volunteers also qualify for insurance coverage and airfare.