MSF Activities

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MSF brings humanitarian medical assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion.

We offer basic healthcare, perform surgery, fight epidemics, rehabilitate and run hospitals and clinics, carry out vaccination campaigns, operate nutrition centres, and provide mental healthcare.

Our activities include the treatment of injuries and disease, maternal care and the provision of humanitarian aid. Where necessary, we set up sanitation systems, supply safe drinking water, and distribute relief to assist survival.

To find out more about the topics and diseases we work on, consult the glossary.

9m 
outpatient consultations

182,000
births assisted

77,300
surgical interventions

1,9m
patients treated
for malaria

331,000
HIV patients
on ARV treatment

251,000
patients admitted to malnutrition programmes

In 2013, MSF worked in 67 countries. These highlights give an overview of most MSF activities but cannot be considered exhaustive. The data groups together direct, remote support and coordination activities. More information can be found in the MSF International Activity Report 2013.