Tour The Doctors Without Borders “Starved for Attention”
This fall, a new Starved for Attention exhibit will recreate a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) field hospital specializing in the treatment of malnourished children, just like those used by the organization in malnutrition "hotspots" such as Niger, Burkina Faso, India, and elsewhere.
Our hope is that visitors will not only learn about the underlying causes of malnutrition, but that they will join us in the fight against it – a fight that can be won, The U.S. is the world’s biggest food aid donor, so visitors to the exhibit have an opportunity to make a difference.Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director
of Doctors Without Borders in the U.S.
MSF medical staff and aid workers—who have worked in malnutrition projects in the field–will guide visitors through a simulated clinic and describe how MSF works to treat and prevent malnutrition. Visitors will then be able to watch some of the Starved for Attention films, short multimedia documentaries about global malnutrition, and view stunning photographs from the series’ award-winning VII Photo Agency photojournalists.
Visitors will also be able to sign a petition demanding that policymakers improve the nutritional quality of U.S. food aid sent to young children overseas.