Doctors Without Borders Helps Refugees in Tanzania Avoid Cholera

Investment Management Consultants Association member Kyle Dunphy provides wealth management guidance to clients at EFG Capital Advisors, where he serves as Senior Director. Away from work, Kyle Dunphy supports the international health initiative Doctors Without Borders.

On July 27, 2015, Doctors Without Borders completed a cholera vaccination campaign. To reduce the spread of cholera, an infectious disease that causes dehydration and death from severe diarrhea, the group partnered with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the World Health Organization to provide oral vaccination to the Nyarugusu refugee camp. Approximately 130,000 refugees received the treatment, which will alleviate the risk of new epidemics.

In the past three months, the Nyarugusu population has doubled due to violence and political unrest in Burundi. The rapid growth in the number of refugees has made it challenging for humanitarian organizations to supply enough food, water, and shelter. The overcrowded conditions also lead to poor sanitation that exacerbates the spread of diseases, like cholera.

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LA Opera Celebrates 30 Years of Operation

Kyle Dunphy is a finance professional with more than 10 years of experience who currently manages client wealth as a Senior Director at EFG Capital Advisors and as a Co-Director of the firm’s U.S. Family Office. Outside of work, Kyle Dunphy enjoys attending productions of the Los Angeles Opera.

The LA Opera celebrates 30 years of operation with its 2015-2016 season, which includes well-known productions such as La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, and The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

On March 18, 2016, the opera will present a one-night engagement featuring soloists Renée Fleming and Plácido Domingo. Fleming and Domingo will honor the organization’s anniversary by performing a selection of popular soprano and tenor arias, as well as a number of duets, under the direction of James Conlon and accompanied by the LA Opera Orchestra. Tickets for the event are available to those who have subscribed to the 2015-2016 season.

Doctors Without Borders 2015 Ebola Response

Since 2008, Kyle Dunphy has served as a Senior Director at EFG Capital Advisors, where he oversees investment portfolios of cross-border assets for ultra-high-net-worth clients. In addition to his professional endeavors, Kyle Dunphy advocates for global health initiatives such as Doctors Without Borders.

The organization that came to be known as Doctors Without Borders was founded in France in the late 1960s by a group of physicians who wanted to help victims of war and natural disaster. They formally organized in 1971 under the name Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The group has expanded and established offices around the world to facilitate optimal outreach.

In recent months, Doctors Without Borders has provided medical attention to victims of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Healthcare professionals have helped thousands of individuals, but Dr. Joanna Liu, MSF International President, has stated that the epidemic remains out of control. As a result, MSF continues to recruit volunteers, particularly those who speak French or Arabic. For more information on how to volunteer or support the cause, please visit http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

Art + Technology Lab at LACMA

Kyle Dunphy serves as the Senior Director of the Family Office Practice at EFG Capital Advisors, Inc., an investment firm he joined in 2008. His specialties include asset management, risk management and tax mitigation strategies. In addition to being passionate about helping his clients, Kyle Dunphy supports various not for profit groups such as LACMA, MOCA and Doctors Without Borders.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has offered a diverse range of artistic presentations since its establishment in 1965. The museum has also provided a variety of hands-on programs for children and artists. Recently, the museum established its Art + Technology Lab for artistic experiments uniting the arts with technology.

Although the LACMA Art + Technology Lab only began to call for artistic proposals in 2014, its history dates back to 1967, when the museum first instituted its Art and Technology program. That program lasted from 1967 to 1971, and involved collaborations with local businesses to assist artists in their technological endeavors.

These days, the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA offers grants and other support to assist artists in creating innovative works. The museum announced its first series of awards for the program in May of 2015.