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.
On 1 August 2018, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in the northeastern North Kivu province, now the country's largest-ever outbreak of the disease.Crisis Update - 18 Apr 2019
As the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded in the country, MSF operations manager Annemarie Loof highlights the recurring emergency health needs that go well beyond Ebola.Op-Ed - 4 Apr 2019
MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu highlights contradictions, shortcomings and the need to restore patients’ and communities’ faith in the response to the largest ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Press Release - 7 Mar 2019
A second MSF Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu was attacked; the latest attack, in Butembo, DRC, occurred just days after another treatment centre in nearby Katwa was attacked and partly burnt.Statement - 28 Feb 2019
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started enrolling patients in clinical trials of four potential new treatments for Ebola in treatment centres in Katwa and Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Statement - 12 Feb 2019
Conflict and instability in the North Kivu region of Democratic Republic of Congo has made it difficult for people to access healthcare in a region that is in the grip of the second-largest ever Ebola outbreak. MSF teams though are expanding our response to the epidemic.Project Update - 18 Jan 2019
The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province. The newest areas to be affected include the city of Butembo and a number of isolated areas. Project Update - 3 Dec 2018
To run Ebola treatment centres, our teams rely on experienced staff to share their expertise in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, in the fight against this deadly disease. One of them is Alpha Diallo from Guinea who works as an expert in water and sanitation, also known as WatSan.Voices from the Field - 19 Nov 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.