We set up the MSF Access Campaign in 1999 to push for access to, and the development of, life-saving and life-prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines for people in our programmes and beyond.
Based in Brussels, MSF Analysis intends to stimulate reflection and debate on humanitarian topics organised around the themes of migration, refugees, aid access, health policy and the environment in which aid operates.
Our medical guidelines are based on scientific data collected from MSF’s experiences, the World Health Organization (WHO), other renowned international medical institutions, and medical and scientific journals.
Evaluation Units have been established in Vienna, Stockholm, and Paris, assessing the potential and limitations of medical humanitarian action, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of our medical humanitarian work.
The MSF Paediatric Days is an event for paediatric field staff, policy makers and academia to exchange ideas, align efforts, inspire and share frontline research to advance urgent paediatric issues of direct concern for the humanitarian field.
Providing epidemiological expertise to underpin our operations, conducting research and training to support our goal of providing medical aid in areas where people are affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or excluded from health care.
A collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development organisation that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases, founded in 2003 by seven organisations from around the world.
We are running several projects in El Salvador, a country with some of the highest levels of insecurity in the world.
Although not an active conflict zone, violence between gangs and security forces has affected the population’s access to free and safe health services. Through community work, mental healthcare and mobile clinics, we aim to reach people most in need.
Breaking the invisible barriers that divide neighbourhoods controlled by gangs
Project Update11 Feb 2019
“They ripped my soul out”
Project Update19 Dec 2018
Additional ambulances increase access to healthcare
Project Update16 Nov 2018
Central American Migration
"Leaving the country to seek asylum is often the only option for survival"
Interview29 Oct 2018
MSF facilitates access to healthcare in communities of San Salvador and Soyapango
Project Update3 Jul 2018
An unsafe country for thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Central America
Press Release20 Jun 2018
Year MSF first worked in the country
Central American Migration
Every year, an estimated 500,000 people flee extreme violence and poverty in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras and head north through Mexico to find safety. The high levels of violence in the region are comparable to that in war zones where MSF has worked for decades.
Where we work, we may see people with a mental illness or confronting distressing situations, such as violence, loss or displacement. Mental health support can be crucial to help people cope.
Bringing healthcare to people unable to attend health centres, or afraid to do so