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.
On 1 August 2018, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in the northeastern North Kivu province, now the country's largest-ever outbreak of the disease.Crisis Update - 18 Apr 2019
The worsening fighting in Tripoli continues, forcing thousands of Libyans to flee and trapping refugees and migrants in detention centres. MSF teams are on the ground, providing healthcare and emergency food and water.Project Update - 17 Apr 2019
Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe have been severely damaged by heavy rains, flooding and Cyclone Idai, which hit Beira, central Mozambique on 14 March. Our teams are on the ground in all three countries.Crisis Update - 17 Apr 2019
The crisis in Venezuela has forced a million Venezuelans to flee to Colombia, where the healthcare system is struggling to cope with the new arrivals. MSF is providing healthcare to Venezuelans and Colombians living in the departments along the border. Project Update - 17 Apr 2019
Africa's newest country, South Sudan, is still feeling the effects from violence since 2013, including a decimated health system where there are few local medical staff and people can walk up to 7 days to a hospital, explains Endashaw Mengistu.Voices from the Field - 16 Apr 2019
One month since Cyclone Idai tore through Beira and surrounding towns in Mozambique, life is starting to return to normal in many areas - but thousands still face challenges with clean water, food, shelter and avoiding cholera.Project Update - 12 Apr 2019
Fighting that has broken out in Tripoli, Libya, over the last week, has trapped and further endangered the lives of refugees and migrants who are being held in detention centres. We call for their immediate release to a place of safety.Project Update - 11 Apr 2019
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.