former vice president, Doctors Without Borders
Alain Dubos, former Vice President of Medecins Sans Frontires (also known as Doctors Without Borders), was born in Tunisia and trained in Greco-Roman studies before pursuing a career in medicine. In 1978 he joined Doctors Without Borders and practiced in Thailand, later becoming vice president of the organization. He has written several books describing his experiences in countries as varied as Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Algeria, and about the life of "French Doctors" in general. He is also the creator of the thematic television station, Canal Sant, and travels the world sharing his experiences and ideas.