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.
MSF has held its first surgical intervention in Nigeria for people with noma, a disfiguring and often deadly infection which mainly affects young children. In late August, 19 patients at the Noma Children's Hospital in Sokoto, northwestern Nigeria, underwent reconstructive surgery which will improve their health and their chances of re-entering society and living a normal life.Project Update - 22 Oct 2015
“They said that the women, children and elderly had come to Niangara to avoid being raped or kidnapped in the bush,” said Azaad Alocco, MSF project coordinator..“Even for nomads used to a hard life, the conditions in their makeshift camp were bad, with no water, no hygiene facilities and even the few bits of plastic sheeting they had for making shelters were stolen.”Project Update - 24 Jan 2011
Jean-Michel van Laere
"We have to keep the 'cold chain' right up to the most remote places," explained Louis Kakudji Mutokhe. "The cold chain is based in Timbuktu and at least two vehicles bring icepacks and vaccines to the field. You really need a lot of resources if you want to avoid giving ineffective vaccines to the kids."Project Update - 13 Jul 2009
The Liberian capital, Monrovia, has become a battlefield. As fighting continued Monday for the fourth straight day, tens of thousands of displaced people urgently sought food, water and shelter from the incessant rains falling on the city. Most embassies, businesses and aid organisations have evacuated their foreign staff.Project Update - 11 Jun 2003
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.