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Dr. Engy Ali takes over as President of MSF Luxembourg

On Friday, June 14, 2024

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  • Dr Engy Ali, a doctor specialising in intensive care and public health, has been appointed President of the Luxembourg section of the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by the members of the Board of Directors. With over 20 years' experience in the medical and humanitarian field, she is also a member of the Luxembourg Health Directorate.
  • Dr. Engy Ali will take up her duties publicly on 18 June, at donors evening. At this small-scale event, MSF Luxembourg will present its 2023 Activity Report.

During her twelve years with MSF, Dr. Engy Ali has worked as an operational research advisor in the Luxembourg Operational Research Unit (LuxOR), supporting humanitarian field research projects in Bangladesh, Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria, Lebanon, Syria, Haiti, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Philippines, Egypt, Pakistan and Europe. During her professional career, she has held several medical and coordination positions within MSF as medical coordinator, field coordinator and epidemiologist.

Engy Ali

Dr. Engy Ali joined the board of MSF Luxembourg as a member in 2022. She currently works for the Luxembourg Directorate of Health as a senior medical advisor on the healthcare system and as the national focal point for scaling up integrated care.

Following the General Assembly of Médecins Sans Frontières Luxembourg on 4 May, outgoing President Dr. Bechara Ziadé stepped down as head of the Board of Directors after two years in office:

In recent years, we have been confronted with an international context marked by the emergence of conflicts and major events. This has meant frequent emergency missions, interventions during natural disasters, and increased work within MSF International.

For me, representing Luxembourg meant taking an active part in the international debates within our movement and in building the future of MSF. It was a collective effort. So it was crucial for me to be present and committed. This required a higher level of international commitment, which was not as pronounced during my first term."


Record fundraising in 2023 to cope with the multiplicity of emergencies

On Tuesday 18 June at 6.30pm, MSF Luxembourg will present its 2023 Activity Report at a donors evening. At this small-scale event, we will also have the pleasure of welcoming Roland Couprie, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) coordinator, who will talk about his latest missions in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In 2023, MSF visited 74 countries where the needs were greatest. The report focuses on mobilisation in emergency contexts, such as the war in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, in Sudan and neighbouring countries, in Ukraine, or in other natural crises such as the earthquakes in Turkey-Syria and Afghanistan.

The document also presents a summary of our financial report. In 2023, MSF Luxembourg raised more than 9.6 million euros thanks to the generosity of its donors. It should be noted that 99.26% of these donations came from private sources, in line with our commitment to neutrality, impartiality and independence from any political power.

In 2023, natural disasters and conflicts continued to unbalance the world: what we took for granted could topple from one moment to the next, in dynamics that have never been so changeable. Yet the solidarity and loyalty of our donors are bulwarks and a refuge from the many crises that mobilise our teams.

The renewed support of our donors accompanies us, guides us and brings us together around a common humanity that we need to defend more than ever. Our supporters are our strength and our future, and we would like to thank them sincerely for that”. 

Esther Leick, Director of Communications and Fundraising


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