The 1999 Nobel Lecture, MSF's acceptance speech, was delivered in Oslo, Norway, by Dr. James Orbinski , President of the MSF International Council. The ceremony was widely televised throughout the world and, for those in distant places, broadcast online at NobelChannel.com. This was the first time a Nobel speech had been broadcast over the internet.
The proceeds from the Nobel Peace Prize have been used by MSF to establish a Neglected Disease Fund. The fund is designed to support pilot projects world-wide that facilitate clinical development, production, procurement and distribution of Neglected Disease treatments.