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.
Seven years after launching an emergency response for South Sudanese refugees and local communities in Sudan’s White Nile state, we are handing over activities to the Ministry of Health.Project Update - 21 Dec 2021
Following confirmation of the first cases of COVID-19 in Sudan, MSF has started supporting authorities in Sudan with logistics, technical assistance, and training of healthcare staff. Project Update - 20 Apr 2020
A poignant story about a heroic MSF local staffer, Jeremiah, who went to great lengths to ensure continuity of care for his HIV patients in South Sudan who had been displaced by war. “The patients think they are the happiest people. But I’m even happier than they are, because now I can see them and I can see that they are OK. They are getting healthy and their lives can continue. I am very happy for them, very happy,” says Jeremiah. Project Update - 11 May 2016
Dr Deirdre Lynch is an Irish General Practitioner currently working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Batil camp, South Sudan where 38,000 people have sought refuge from fighting and violence in neigbouring Sudan.Voices from the Field - 20 Jun 2013
Athena Viscusi has recently returned from South Sudan, where she was working as MSF’s mental health officer in Jamam refugee camp in Maban county. Here, Athena tells the story of one particular patient who left an indelible mark on the team.Voices from the Field - 31 Oct 2012
The mental stress of being a refugee can disable a person – even the whole family – making an already difficult situation even harder to cope with. Depression, anxiety and fear are common symptoms, as are unexplained physical complaints. In the camps for refugees who have crossed from Sudan’s Blue Nile State into South Sudan’s Maban County, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting its medical activities with psychosocial work.Project Update - 30 Oct 2012
More than 2,000 white tents line the green hills near the village of Bambasi, in western Ethiopia. Since July, they have been home to 12,000 Sudanese refugees who fled their homeland and are now taking sanctuary from conflict in a camp established by the Ethiopian authorities and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Project Update - 20 Sep 2012
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.