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.
Around one-third of our humanitarian and medical assistance is for populations caught in armed conflict.
Armed conflict devastates lives. Targeted, harassed and caught in hardship and poverty, people are forced into flight or live under siege and face indiscriminate attacks. Access to basic needs, like food and medical care, is often disrupted. Comprehensive medical and humanitarian support is vital, but health services are often scarce. In conflict zones, MSF does not take sides. We provide medical care based on needs alone, and work hard to reach those who need help the most.
Gaza: A long ordeal awaits hundreds of wounded from the March of Return
Project Update8 Aug 2018
The dehumanising experience of exile
Interview3 Aug 2018
Lake Chad Crisis
Fighting psychological fears in conflict-affected communities
Project Update3 Aug 2018
MSF opens a surgical field hospital in Mocha to treat war-wounded patients
Statement1 Aug 2018
“In Taiz, people are still hopeful for a stronger future.”
Interview23 Jul 2018
“Insecurity has pushed people to their limits”
Interview13 Jul 2018
After the battle: The unfolding of a disaster
11 Jul 2018
The agony of Mosul’s war wounded: “I've had about 15 operations on my leg so far.”
Voices from the Field9 Jul 2018
Research & analysis
Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF experience
22 Nov 2011
War and conflict
Humanitarian Wars? - Interview with Rony Brauman
msf-crash.org19 Feb 2018
Attacks on medical care
Attacks against medical facilities and health workers, whether deliberate or indiscriminate, are part of generalised violence and atrocities committed against civilians in armed conflict. They deprive populations of health services, often when they need them the most.
Kunduz hospital attack
On 3 October 2015, US airstrikes destroyed our trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 42 people. Our request for an independent investigation has so far gone unanswered.
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.