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.
Interview with Gisela Vallès, medical team leader at the MSF hospital in Abs, Yemen, explains the challenges and obstacles her team face in providing assistance to the displaced groups and host communities as increased fighting in the region causes new waves of displacement.Interview - 18 Oct 2018
In MSF, this means a willingness to speak on behalf of the people we seek to help: to bring abuses and intolerable situations to public attention. Through case studies, we openly examine and analyse our actions and decision-making processes during humanitarian emergencies that have led us to speak out.
Amal Bani Khalaf, a Jordanian psychologist who has worked with MSF since 2014, gives an account of her work in MSF’s non-communicable diseases (NCD) project in Irbid, Jordan. Voices from the Field - 17 Oct 2018
MSF mental health activities manager Heidi Mitton explains the mental healthcare needs and services in Irbid, Jordan, where MSF runs a non-communicable diseases (NCD) project for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.Voices from the Field - 17 Oct 2018
In Bossangoa, CAR, MSF has seen an increase of malnutrition and malaria cases during the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year. People have better access to health facilities, meaning more are seeking treatment. Project Update - 12 Oct 2018
Dr Hilde De Clerck is one of MSF’s most experienced Ebola doctors and has just returned from North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the latest outbreak has proven hard to control. Interview - 12 Oct 2018
Interview with Amin Lamrous, MSF’s palliative care specialist, on how MSF provides palliative care to our patients in the countries we work. Interview - 12 Oct 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.