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.
MSF is concerned over the recent Australian government proposal to reopen the Christmas Island detention centre for patients medically evacuated from Nauru and Manus Island. MSF Australia - 21 Feb 2019
Six years of conflict in Central African Republic has offered little respite to citizens. An MSF report outlines the extreme violence our teams have witnessed and the ineffectiveness of MINUSCA, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in CAR.Report - 19 Feb 2019
Snakebite overwhelmingly affects the rural poor, such as migrant harvest workers in northern Ethiopia. Access to treatment remains difficult, due to high prices for antivenoms, and the unavailability of effective antivenom in remote places. Voices from the Field - 14 Feb 2019
A measles epidemic was declared in March 2018 in the former province of Katanga, southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nearly 12 months on, MSF teams are still responding to the outbreak, vaccinating and treating children. Interview - 14 Feb 2019
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started enrolling patients in clinical trials of four potential new treatments for Ebola in treatment centres in Katwa and Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Statement - 12 Feb 2019
Staff from the El Salvador Ministry of Health were able, thanks to MSF's presence, to cross the invisible borders imposed by violence that hinders access to health in some neighborhoods in the capital.Project Update - 11 Feb 2019
In the provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), people - particularly pregnant women - face challenges in accessing health care; insecurity and conflict in the region, long distances between villages and health centres, roads that become muddy rivers in the rainy season. Photo Story - 8 Feb 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.