Liam Payneaka a ball of sunshine with a big heart…
…has done so much for fans…
….so we, the fans, would like to give back!
In honour of his 22nd birthday, we are raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières (UK), or Doctors Without Borders,a humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
What is MSF about?
MSF exists to save lives by providing medical aid where it is needed most. Since 1971, MSF has cared for millions of people caught up in crises. They go where the need is greatest, be it a natural disaster, a war, an exodus of refugees or to help people excluded from healthcare.They run hospitals and clinics, perform surgeries, battle epidemics, carry out vaccination campaigns, operate feeding centres and offer mental healthcare. MSF currently has projects running in over 60 countries.
Since May 2011, MSF has ran a 30-bed gynecology and obstetrics hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. The facility includes a neonatal unit with 15 beds for newborns with serious medical complications. The care offered by MSF is free which is much needed considering many private maternity hospitals in Peshawar are inaccessible to women in the region.
This baby only weighed 2 pounds when she was born premature, but after two months of proper care her weight was raised to a healthy 3.5 pounds and was able to leave the hospital for home with her mother.