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.
Jamal Mrrouch has just returned from Mali, where he spent more than one year coordinating MSF’s work in the northern regions of Gao and Kidal, and in the central region of Mopti. Interview - 13 Jul 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging European Member States to facilitate the immediate disembarkation of 629 people rescued over the weekend in the Mediterranean and now on board the Aquarius, a dedicated search and rescue vessel run by SOS MEDITERRANEE in partnership with MSF. Aquarius remains in international waters off Malta and Italy, the countries with the closest ports of safety but which continue to refuse permission to dock.Press Release - 12 Jun 2018
Most West African and Sahelian countries face a significant number of childhood illnesses and diseases each year, mostly related to climate change or instability in the region. In the coming months, these countries will also contend with the usual peaks, when malaria and malnutrition are particularly risky. Health workers, paramedics and community agents are preparing once again to ensure that they do not severely affect the communities in the region.Project Update - 1 Jun 2018
Since 2016, the countryside west of Aleppo, in northern Syria, has been one of the main destinations for internally displaced people (IDPs) evacuated from besieged areas, including East Aleppo City, Homs, South Hama and, recently, East Ghouta. Project Update - 7 May 2018
The vast, desert region of Kidal in northern Mali, south of the Sahara, is home to nomadic populations frequently living far from health facilities. In 2018, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched its first multi-antigen campaign in Mali, aiming to vaccinate 10,000 children against a variety of common illnesses.Project Update - 9 Apr 2018
“In our work, we see many children with life-threatening respiratory infections; many deaths could be prevented if more kids were vaccinated with PCV."Press Release - 22 Aug 2017
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.