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. The outbreak has now spread to neighbouring Uganda.Crisis Update - 13 Jun 2019
In the midst of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, MSF teams are finding ways to restore the trust of a community fearful of the disease and mistrustful of those responding to it.Project Update - 13 Jun 2019
A year before the UNAIDS 90-90-90 HIV testing and treatment deadline, an MSF survey has found that, in working with the community, the targets have been achieved in one MSF project with a high HIV prevalence.Press Release - 12 Jun 2019
A year on from Italy's decision to close its ports to search and rescue in the Mediterranean, people still attempt the crossing, with thousands dying, stranded at sea or illegally returned to Libya, exposing heartless European migration policies. Press Release - 12 Jun 2019
The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently tackling a measles outbreak which is likely to be the country's deadliest since 2012. MSF teams are responding, but more resources are urgently needed from national and international partners to curb the spread of the contagious disease.Press Release - 11 Jun 2019
In the "red zones" of El Salvador - areas that are controlled by gangs and marked by violence - access to medical care is not easy for residents. So MSF goes to them with an ambulance driven by trained nurses.Voices from the Field - 7 Jun 2019
In Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, poor healthcare practices - such as feeding newborns green tea - often result in illness and death for babies and children. Read more about the MSF teams providing care and trying to improve knowledge in the community.Project Update - 6 Jun 2019
Two months since violent flash floods stormed areas along the Kashkan River, in Lorestan province, west Iran, life is starting to return to normal. In Pol-e Dokhtar town, most of the sludge and rubble have been cleaned out while reconstruction of a few houses and shops are beginning in this devastated area. Project Update - 6 Jun 2019
Conflict has ravaged the northeastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe for a decade, displacing more than 2 million people and leaving nearly 8 million reliant on humanitarian assistance. This photo story describes the toll the conflict has taken, particularly on women. Photo Story - 5 Jun 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.