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.
Many people are unable to access healthcare simply because of who they are. They may be afraid to seek help, or are excluded because they are forced to live outside of mainstream societal bounds.
People who are excluded include undocumented migrants, street children, sex workers, prisoners, drug addicts or the mentally ill. Sometimes, entire communities are systematically neglected by relevant authorities. These might be people who live in slums, or communities hit by criminal violence and gang warfare. Our teams provide medical, psychological and social support to people cut off from health services. Our work also involves drawing attention to the obstacles patients face in accessing healthcare.
Bringing healthcare to remote communities in Naga
25 Apr 2019
Rejected and traumatised: Unaccompanied minors arriving in France
10 Sep 2019
All parties must ensure unimpeded access to healthcare in Myanmar
Press Release28 May 2021
Libya: One dead and two injured in shooting in Tripoli detention centre
Press Release9 Apr 2021
Health needs grow for people in former safe haven of Marib
Project Update11 Mar 2021
“In Israel, you’re 60 times more likely to have a COVID vaccine than in Palestine”
Opinion22 Feb 2021
Healthcare in the community, by the community in Cameroon
Project Update4 Feb 2021
“For one year no one came here” to provide medical care in the West Bank
Project Update5 Jan 2021
Research & Analysis
Unaccompanied minors, symbols of a policy of mistreatment
Report10 Sep 2019
Migrants and refugees on the margins of society
Report8 Feb 2018
EU border policies fuel mental health crisis for asylum seekers
Report10 Oct 2017
People suffer high levels of violence despite peace process
Report16 Aug 2017
Cycles of abuse and gender based violence revealed in Papua New Guinea
1 Mar 2016
Humanitarian work in prisons: the experience of Médecins Sans Frontières
22 Apr 2014
Social violence and exclusion
Voices from the Field2 Nov 2011
War and conflict
Around one-quarter of our humanitarian and medical assistance is for populations caught in armed conflict.
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move
There are many reasons for flight, including war, persecution, conflict, natural disaster, destitution and repression. With health and well-being jeopardised, the lives of the most vulnerable can be at risk.
Sexual violence affects millions of people, brutally shattering the lives of women, men and children. It is a medical emergency, but there is often a dire lack of healthcare services for victims.