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.
Nearly 400 people have been rescued from the Mediterranean sea - with dangerous weather conditions forecast, we are calling on Italy to provide a place of safety for the people on board the Geo Barents now.Project Update - 26 Oct 2021
In war-torn Yemen, while our teams are working to keep newborn babies healthy, those who cannot reach us are dying unnecessarily due to a lack of access to healthcare. Voices from the Field - 22 Oct 2021
The endTB partnership has just completed the enrolment of 750 patient volunteers in a worldwide clinical trial which aims to find safer, shorter, effective treatment for MDR tuberculosis. Press Release - 18 Oct 2021
Two months on from the 14 August quake in Haiti, which destroyed infrastructure and injured thousands, the number of people with earthquake-related and other medical needs remains high.Project Update - 15 Oct 2021
The economic crisis in Lebanon is affecting the health sector, leading to the deterioration of mental health services which are hugely underfunded and understaffed. MSF is supporting the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health to include mental health services under primary healthcare services.Project Update - 14 Oct 2021
The already-struggling health system in northern Syria has been hit hard by the most severe wave of COVID-19 yet. Healthcare facilities and humanitarian organisations are struggling to cope with the extent of this new wave. Press Release - 13 Oct 2021
A new cycle of violence that broke out in Central African Republic at the end of 2020 has again worsened the already difficult situation for people in the country.Photo Story - 11 Oct 2021
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.