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.
As the stream of people arriving in Bosnia and Herzegovina rises, basic humanitarian conditions in the two largest points of congregation along the border remain alarmingly inadequate.Project Update - 17 Aug 2018
Since 2012, 60,000 Haitians from all walks of life have benefited from free, first-class surgical trauma care through MSF’s Nap Kenbé hospital in the Tabarre neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince.Project Update - 15 Aug 2018
Urgent action is needed to increase inpatient capacity and provide early treatment in outpatient facilities. In partnership with Chadian health authorities, MSF has opened an inpatient facility and admitted over 100 children within a fortnight.Project Update - 10 Aug 2018
MSF calls for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees and migrants after a dramatic increase in the number of people intercepted by the EU-supported Libyan coastguard and disembarked in Libya.Statement - 25 Jul 2018
MSF project coordinator Arunn Jegan describes the reality of life on both sides of the frontline in Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen, and the significant medical needs – from emergency trauma surgery to paediatric and maternal healthcare.Interview - 23 Jul 2018
MSF and the Ministry of Health complete a two-year multi-antigen mass vaccination campaign targeting about a quarter of all children under five in the Central African Republic.Project Update - 20 Jul 2018
More than half of Idlib’s population of roughly two million people are displaced. The arrival of 80,000 more people in the last two months from east Ghouta, rural Damascus and north Homs is further stretching the ability of local residents and humanitarian organisations to address their needs. Project Update - 8 Jun 2018
Nine years of conflict between the Nigerian military and armed groups in northeast Nigeria has taken a heavy toll on the population with serious humanitarian consequences.Crisis Update - 5 Jun 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.