Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Founder of Médecins Sans Frontières Speaks at RCSI

10 October 2006

Dr. Bernard Kouchner, founder of international Nobel Prize-winning aid organisation Médecins sans Frontières delivered a lecture on “Doctors without Borders to Patients without Borders” at the 19th Annual International Health lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).


Pictured from L to R: Mr. Michael Horgan, CEO of RCSI and Dr. Bernard Kouchner.

Dr. Kouchner has held a number of ministerial positions in the French Government, including French Minister for Health and Minister for Humanitarian Affairs. As a Gastroenterologist in Paris, he has written many books, and has revolutionised humanitarianism throughout the world. In 1970, he co-founded Médecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), which was awarded the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, and then Médecins du Monde (Medicines of the World) the next decade.


Pictured from L to R : Mr. Michael Horgan, CEO of RCSI; Professor Kevin Cahill, Professor of Humanitarian Affairs, RCSI and Dr. Bernard Kouchner.


Pictured from L to R : His Excellency Frédéric Grasset, French Ambassador to Ireland and Mr. Al Marchetti.


Pictured from L to R : Mr. Colin Stewart, Estate and Support Services, RCSI; Mr. Fintan Foy, RCSI Associate Director for Academic Affairs; Mrs. Sheila Stewart and Professor Brian Harvey, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Director of RCSI Research Institute.