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We are run by MSF associations, whose members are mostly current and former field staff

Associative engagement and participation among MSF staff and members.

Associative engagement and participation among MSF staff and members.

The MSF Associations

We are a field-based movement engaging MSF volunteers and staff from all over the world in a shared commitment to medical humanitarian action.

Through MSF associations, members have the right and responsibility to voice their opinions and contribute to the definition and guidance of our social mission. The associations bring together individuals in formal and informal debates and activities - in the field, in general assemblies at national and regional levels, and in an annual international assembly.

Because the people making the decisions are current or former field or office staff, MSF remains relevant to the needs seen in the field, and focused on medical care and on our core principles: independence, impartiality, and neutrality.

27 MSF Associations

Today, the international MSF movement is composed of 27 associations around the world.

Each of them is an independent legal entity registered in the country where they operate. The associations elect their own board of directors and president during their General Assembly.

The associations are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Central America & Mexico (CAMEX), Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, East Africa, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Latin America, Luxembourg, Norway, South Asia, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, and West and Central Africa regional association.