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.
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.
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.
Since the March of Return protests in Palestine, over 2018, MSF has treated half of the 6,000 people injured by Israeli gunfire. The injuries are devastating. We're providing surgical and post-operative care - but there's a huge gap in the treatment needs of these many patients.Project Update - 24 Jan 2019
Dr Mohammed Abu Mughaiseeb, MSF medical referent in Gaza, describes the shocking volume of wounded arriving from the fence over the last six months and their bleak long-term prospects.Voices from the Field - 2 Oct 2018
Hani Mohammed Almajdalawi worked as a nurse at one of MSF’s post-operative clinics in Gaza since 2014. MSF representatives have met with Israeli authorities but have not yet received information clarifying the circumstances surrounding Hani's death on 20 August 2018. Statement - 29 Aug 2018
For the past four months, the March of Return demonstrations in Gaza have been met with lethal force by the Israeli army. MSF has been at the forefront of the emergency response, providing both surgical and post-operative care. Project Update - 8 Aug 2018
Thierry Saucier is an orthopedic surgeon for MSF in Gaza. He explains the complexity of caring for the hundreds of people injured during protests in recent weeks. Very serious injuries pose significant challenges for the surgeons, and will require months or even years of care.Voices from the Field - 10 May 2018
The number of patients with trauma injuries had risen to 20 per week while it was 20 per month before November 2017.Press Release - 5 Apr 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.