Thursday, December 15, 2011
(New York, N.Y.) - The QBE Divisional Foundation has awarded a
$100,000 grant to Doctors Without Borders.
According to QBE President and Chief Executive Officer John
Rumpler, Doctors Without Borders provides services that fit well
with the foundation mission. The foundation is dedicated to
supporting vocational opportunities around the world through
organizations that help people live more independently,
successfully and productively.
"Access to medical care is essential for people to be able to
support themselves and their families," Rumpler said. "As an
insurance company, we are dedicated to helping rebuild lives after
disasters strike, so we are pleased to assist this extraordinary
Also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Doctors Without
Borders delivers independent, impartial assistance in more than 60
countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence,
natural disasters or other causes. The foundation grant will
support two programs. One is the Emergency Relief Fund, which
provides direct medical care to victims of underreported and
unexpected crises. The other is the Campaign for Access to
Essential Medicines, which promotes access to life-saving medicines
and development of new ones.
"QBE's generous grant will allow MSF to continue to respond to
unanticipated and neglected emergencies through life-saving medical
humanitarian relief programs," said Director of Development
Jennifer Tierney. "The grant will also aid our advocacy efforts to
remove the barriers that block access to quality health care for
those who benefit from our programs."
Doctors Without Borders is one of 10 charities receiving grants
from QBE in 2011. More than 200 charities providing vocational
services in QBE's local communities were nominated and voted on by
employees in 143 offices across the country.
QBE Insurance Group Limited is one of the top 25 insurers and
reinsurers worldwide. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE
operates out of 49 countries around the globe, with a presence in
every key insurance market. The Americas Division, headquartered in
New York, conducts business through various property and casualty
insurance subsidiaries in 10 countries. QBE's Americas Division
produced $5.2 billion in gross written premium in 2010 and an 89.7
percent combined operating ratio. QBE Insurance companies are rated
"A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard and Poor's. For
more information, visit qbe.com.