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.
In an open letter published on Monday 16 September 2013, a coalition of over 50 eminent doctors warns of a medical catastrophe in Syria and calls for medical and humanitarian access to those suffering.Open Letter - 16 Sep 2013
The situation in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) was particularly unstable in 2010 and early 2011. Spikes of violence, isolation, closure of supply routes, and the near-collapse of the health system created obstacles to obtaining medical care. MSF has been working in Kurram Agency since 2004, supporting the hospitals in Alizai (a Shiite community) and Sadda (a Sunni enclave) since May 2006 and is trying to meet the populations' medical needs.Project Update - 20 Jul 2012
For several years now, the limitation of access to Kurram for our international staff, including medical specialists, is limiting our intervention. The support provided by MSF in Kurram could be extended, replicated to other hospitals and to other FATA agencies, if access restrictions to these areas were lessened.Project Update - 8 Jul 2011
Brian Moller is Australian. A nurse by training, he currently serves as MSF's project coordinator in Hangu, Pakistan. Brian talks about his mission and his experience.Voices from the Field - 20 May 2011
Kuchlak is a town of 120,000 people located 30-minute drive from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province. Situated on the border with Afghanistan, several parts of the town have become a permanent home to Afghan refugees who fled to Pakistan during the civil war in the 1980s and later conflicts. MSF has been providing medical care in a maternal health and a rural health centres. Since early 2005. Most of the patients are women and children from Kuchlak and surrounding towns and villages.Project Update - 10 Dec 2009
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.