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.
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.
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.
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.
As COVID-19 spreads through Yemen, widespread fear of the coronavirus is preventing people from seeking medical care. MSF is supporting a new COVID-19 treatment centre in Sheikh Zayed hospital in the capital Sana’a.Press Release - 9 Jul 2020
Cervical cancer kills over 2,300 women in Malawi every year. This grim reality is the result of issues with vaccination and screening, as well as limitations in treatment. Since 2018, MSF has been working to fill the gap in Blantyre district, in the country’s south.Voices from the Field - 9 Jul 2020
With the health system in El Salvador overwhelmed and close to collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic, MSF teams are seeing increased numbers of people dying at home, often of non-COVID-19 illnesses, or while waiting for ambulances to transport them to care.Project Update - 9 Jul 2020
So far, 141 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cambodia. With the outbreak of the new coronavirus, MSF teams had to quickly halt regular hepatitis C activities to prevent patients from being infected with the virus during visits to the clinic.Project Update - 7 Jul 2020
Pharma company J&J has announced that they've dropped the price of crucial DR-TB drug bedaquiline by nearly a third; but MSF says the price must come down further and access expanded.Press Release - 6 Jul 2020
During COVID-19, MSF teams all over the world are seeing the challenges women face in accessing essential sexual and reproductive health services. We know the consequences can be deadly and we fear a massive increase in maternal and neonatal mortality. Project Update - 2 Jul 2020
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.