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 Tuesday 21 May, dozens of civilians were killed when three villages in the Ouham-Pendé region were attacked by gunmen. One of the survivors, who was transferred to Bangui and treated by MSF, recalls the events.Voices from the Field - 24 May 2019
Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from across Central America, trying to cross to the United States, are stuck in Mexico and currently living in shelters and on the streets of violent border cities, such as Reynosa, Mexicali and Nuevo Laredo. Project Update - 24 May 2019
Since 2016, conflict has been steadily growing in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon. The violence has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, creating a little-known humanitarian crisis. Read the five things to know more about this emergency. Project Update - 23 May 2019
Médecins Sans Frontières welcomes the release of the long-anticipated World Health Organization (WHO) strategy on the prevention and control of snakebite envenoming, aiming to cut in half the number of snakebite deaths and cases of disability by 2030.Press Release - 23 May 2019
MSF teams in Agok, South Sudan, are having to find new ways to treat people bitten by snakes, after a key antivenom stopped production. For the victims of snakebite, it is a race against time, distance and overcoming traditional methods to cure snake envenoming. Project Update - 21 May 2019
Tajikistan has one of the highest burdens of multidrug-resistant tuberculosisin the world. Children aged under 15 years are particularly vulnerable to TB. Paediatric TB is not ignored in Tajikistan. The Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoH) and partners have been developing strategies to advance detection and treatment for this high-risk but neglected group. Report - 17 May 2019
Maiduguri, in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, is experiencing a severe measles outbreak, with thousands of children admitted to MSF treatment units in hospitals. The outbreak of the highly infectious disease has spread because of low vaccination coverage rates. Project Update - 17 May 2019
Vulnerable people, mostly women and children, are living in overcrowded and substandard conditions in Al Hol camp, northeastern Syria, where a humanitarian crisis has unfolded and the needs of people in the camp remain unmet.Press Release - 16 May 2019
On 14 May 2018, the Israeli army shot more than 1,300 Palestinians. A year later, many of those injured are still struggling with the devastating consequences of their wounds.Project Update - 14 May 2019
May 2019 update on activities in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, providing care for Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar.Crisis Update - 14 May 2019
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.