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.
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.
Since 2012, 60,000 Haitians from all walks of life have benefited from free, first-class surgical trauma care through MSF’s Nap Kenbé hospital in the Tabarre neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince.Project Update - 13 Aug 2018
Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).Press Release - 12 Aug 2018
MSF once again requests the government grant immediate and unfettered access to northern Rakhine to all independent and impartial humanitarian actors, to ensure the health needs of the population can be evaluated and addressed.Press Release - 10 Aug 2018
Urgent action is needed to increase inpatient capacity and provide early treatment in outpatient facilities. In partnership with Chadian health authorities, MSF has opened an inpatient facility and admitted over 100 children within a fortnight.Project Update - 10 Aug 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened the Baghdad Medical Rehabilitation Centre (BMRC) a year ago to support victims of war in Iraq. The centre provides much needed post-surgical rehabilitation care, including physical and psychological support.Project Update - 9 Aug 2018
During the first week of the Ebola intervention in DRC, our teams have set up isolation and treatment units in the epicentre of the crisis and are providing support for the local health system to remain fully functional. MSF continues to work on other projects in the regionProject Update - 8 Aug 2018
For the past four months, the March of Return demonstrations in Gaza have been met with lethal force by the Israeli army. MSF has been at the forefront of the emergency response, providing both surgical and post-operative care. Project Update - 8 Aug 2018
MSF pshychologists Dodo Ilunga Diemu and Yacouba Harouna talk about about how the mental health needs have changed in Diffa, Niger, over the past few years, and what MSF is doing to tackle the situation.Interview - 3 Aug 2018
Mental healthcare is an increasingly important part of MSF’s work with refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the Lake Chad region.Project Update - 3 Aug 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Independent medical humanitarian assistance
We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of independence and impartiality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.