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.
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.
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.
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.
In response to the growing spread of COVID-19 in Haiti, MSF opened the Drouillard treatment centre in Port-au-Prince, to care for people with severe cases of the coronavirus. Project Update - 5 Jun 2020
A surge in violence has forced 200,000 people to flee their homes in the last two months in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF teams are urging other organisations to provide assistance to displaced people. Press Release - 4 Jun 2020
On 1 August 2018, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in the northeastern North Kivu province, which has become the country's largest-ever. On 1 June, DRC declared another outbreak in northwestern Equateur province. Crisis Update - 4 Jun 2020
MSF teams are supporting health authorities in Niger to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, in a context where insecurity is rife and persistent rumours and misinformation add to the complexity of the response. Project Update - 3 Jun 2020
As world leaders gather to pledge billions of dollars for a COVID-19 vaccine fund, MSF has urged governments to hold pharmaceutical companies to account and demand that they offer any coronavirus vaccines at cost price.Press Release - 3 Jun 2020
MSF has opened COVID-19 treatment centres in Reynosa and Matamoros, in far northeastern Mexico, in coordination with the local health authorities, to help prevent their health systems from becoming overwhelmed. Project Update - 3 Jun 2020
Three weeks after an horrific, brutal attack on MSF's maternity wing at Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, we seek an inquiry as we confirm 15 mothers were killed.Project Update - 3 Jun 2020
MSF teams have been running the COVID-19 treatment centre in Aden, Yemen, where the rates of people dying from the coronavirus - and quickly - have staggered our staff.Project Update - 2 Jun 2020
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.