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
MSF is providing urgently needed medical care and water and sanitation in western Uganda, following an influx of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing insecurity in North Kivu, DRC, in mid-July. Project Update - 27 Aug 2013
In the aftermath of any disaster suddenly hitting a population, the immediate impact in terms of deaths and injuries is often followed by other health risks that can be linked to difficult living conditions, lack of hygiene and restricted access to clean water and basic health care services. The recent Pakistan floods are no exception; presently, MSF and others are working hard to avoid outbreaks of disease and to provide essential health care to a population in need.Project Update - 17 Aug 2010
For the first time in 50 years, a cholera outbreak is affecting Papua New Guinea. Mainly concentrated in the eastern Morobe province, the disease has so far infected 283 people, according to official figures.Project Update - 17 Sep 2009
For the last 12 days, MSF has been operating mobile clinics out of shelters, schools and some orphanages in Gonaives. Teams have also traveled by helicopter to some landlocked villages on the outskirts of the city.Project Update - 26 Sep 2008
Between September 1 and 7, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna, and Hurricane Ike; 25,000 to 30,000 houses are reported to have been destroyed and 500 people are reported dead, according to authorities. Project Update - 9 Sep 2008
The teams will provide treatment for health problems linked to the cyclone, problems such as diarrhoea, dysentery, respiratory and skin infections as well as minor injuries.Project Update - 29 Nov 2007
An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in West Kasai province, in the DRC. MSF is reinforcing its emergency team already working on the ground: a team of specialists is leaving on Thursday and additional material is being sent today.Press Release - 12 Sep 2007
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.