MSF Orienteering Competition 2013

10 Jan

msf_ocStep Out! Experience the Life Saving Journey! This is the slogan for this year’s MSF Orienteering Competition 2013. The competition that allows participants to experience the challenges faced by MSF field workers when they walk thousands miles to provide medical aid to patients in the front line. In the past 11 years that the Competition has been staged, participants have raised over HK$24 million to support MSF’s worldwide medical humanitarian relief work. It has been the largest orienteering competition in Hong Kong for those 11 consecutive years.

Your support to MSF is crucial in enabling them to respond to emergencies promptly and efficiently, while at the same time maintaining their independence, which is critical in gaining access to patients in war zones, volatile areas and some of the most inhospitable places in the world. To continue MSF’s worldwide relief work, MSF calls for your participation in “MSF Orienteering Competition 2013”and experience MSF’s Life Saving Journey!
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2013
Location: Sha Tau Kok Countryside
Time limit: 2.5 hours
Starting Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Start time for each category will be announced later)
Seats: 3,000 (first come first served)
Enrollment deadline: 1 February 2012
Online enrollment: https://ssl.msf.hk/oc/register/online/en

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian aid organisation that is also private and not-for-profit. Founded by doctors and journalists in 1971, MSF is now a worldwide movement with sections in 19 countries and an international coordination office in Geneva, Switzerland. MSF currently works in around 70 countries.

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MSF’s core work is in providing emergency medical aid to people affected by armed conflict. MSF also offers medical care to marginalised people who find themselves excluded from healthcare, and to communities whose health systems may be overwhelmed due to epidemics or natural disasters.

Their Mission: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private international association. The association is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. All of its members agree to honour the following principles:
Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.
Médecins Sans Frontières observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claims full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.
– Members undertake to respect their professional code of ethics and to maintain complete independence from all political, economic, or religious powers.
– As volunteers, members understand the risks and dangers of the missions they carry out and make no claim for themselves or their assigns for any form of compensation other than that which the association might be able to afford them.

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