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.
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.
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.
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 COVID-19 spreads through Yemen, widespread fear of the coronavirus is preventing people from seeking medical care. MSF is supporting a new COVID-19 treatment centre in Sheikh Zayed hospital in the capital Sana’a.Press Release - 9 Jul 2020
An aerial attack on nearby buildings, including a military warehouse, have partially burnt and destroyed an MSF hospital in Mocha, southwestern Yemen, leaving the hospital inoperative and people without medical care. Project Update - 7 Nov 2019
VIDEO REPORT: Although cholera is endemic in Yemen, a collapsed health system has resulted in waves of the disease over the last three years. Earlier this year, MSF teams saw yet another spike in cases, witnessing the impact on ordinary people struggling to cope.Project Update - 5 Jun 2019
After four years of war in Yemen, MSF finds that access to medical care in the country is limited and the lack of timely access can be deadly, particularly for pregnant women and children.Report - 24 Apr 2019
A new MSF report describes how pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable to high rates of mortality due to a lack of easy access to hospitals in Yemen's war-torn healthcare system.Press Release - 24 Apr 2019
Three MSF-supported facilities have received 49 war wounded and 2 dead, while the total number of people in need of assistance is unknown after four days of intense fighting in the Yemeni city of Taiz. Statement - 24 Mar 2019
MSF has opened a new emergency room in Ad Dahi hospital, Hodeidah governorate, Yemen, where 100-year old Omar was recently our first patient. Project Update - 14 Feb 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.