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.
The International Board (IB) is the board of MSF International. It acts on behalf of and is accountable to the International General Assembly (IGA). As the highest associative governance body of MSF, the IGA delegates duties to the Board, as defined in the Statutes of the association. Discover the current members of the International Board.
Since the Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 8 May 2018, over 60 people who presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including 38 confirmed Ebola cases and 28 deaths (of whom 14 were confirmed as Ebola)*, have been notified by the national health authorities in the Equateur region, in the west of the country, where the outbreak started. 24 patients (confirmed Ebola cases) have recovered from the disease and been discharged from treatment centres.Crisis Update - 19 Jun 2018
The story of Marie-Vincent, a woman recently discharged from MSF’s Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bikoro, DRC, who lost her son and other family members to the virus.Voices from the Field - 19 Jun 2018
Paul Jawor, an MSF water and sanitation expert, has just returned from Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Paul was working in and around the remote village of Iboko, where cases of Ebola have been confirmed. He explains the challenges MSF teams are facing on the frontline of the ongoing outbreak. Project Update - 7 Jun 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) yesterday started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where teams have been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. The trial vaccination will also be offered to contacts of patients.Press Release - 29 May 2018
We are run by MSF associations, whose members are mostly current and former field staff. The associations are linked to Operational Centres (OC) who directly manage our humanitarian action. All MSF associations, as well as individuals and the International President, are members of MSF International.
Our teams are responding to an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. It's the second outbreak of Ebola in DRC since the West African epidemic ended in 2016. Update as of 22 May 2018.Project Update - 23 May 2018
An outbreak of Ebola has been declared in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The outbreak, in the northeast of the country, has affected 44 people who have presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever in the region; 3 confirmed as Ebola, and and 23 deaths have been notified by the national health authorities.Project Update - 17 May 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.