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.
Children account for about 70 per cent of the 250,000 people who have sought refuge in Diffa, Niger, fleeing conflict in the Lake Chad region. MSF is running a mental health and psychosocial support programme for children and adolescents in Diffa, to help them to overcome the trauma they have experienced. Project Update - 14 Dec 2018
Since late 2014, the region of Diffa in southern Niger has been caught in armed conflict, forcing 250,000 people from their homes, over two-thirds of them children. Halisa, Mohammed, Asan, Aïcha, Mariam and Issa, participants in the mental health programme that MSF runs in Diffa, share their stories.Voices from the Field - 14 Dec 2018
Interview with Cristina Carreño, MSF mental health advisor, on the role of mental healthcare for children in MSF’s programmes for victims of violence, conflict or natural disasters, and notably for displaced populations.Interview - 13 Dec 2018
Current and proposed policies to severely restrict the ability to seek asylum in the United States have created an administrative limbo that leaves Central American asylum seekers in Mexico exposed to further violence.Press Release - 13 Dec 2018
Iraqis who fled the Islamic State group’s iron grip and the US-led coalition’s bombing campaigns have all but lost hope in the future. Their story is testament to the fact that, while the Islamic State group appears to have been defeated militarily, peace and prosperity remain a distant dream for many Iraqis.Voices from the Field - 12 Dec 2018
Open letter from MSF to Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, on the situation of the refugees and migrants forcibly disembarked from the Nivin merchant ship and still at risk in LibyaOpen Letter - 10 Dec 2018
As people continuing to flee by sea along the world’s deadliest migration route, not only has Europe failed to provide search and rescue capacity - it has actively sabotaged others’ attempts to save lives.Press Release - 6 Dec 2018
Four years into the recent conflict, Robert Onus, MSF’s former head of mission in Yemen, describes its impact on people across the country.Interview - 6 Dec 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.