MSF Initiatives

  • Access campaign

    Access campaign

    In the field, MSF doctors are constantly frustrated by the lack of adequate medical tools to give quality care to the patients we treat. In response, MSF set up the Access Campaign in 1999 to improve access to existing medical tools (medicines, diagnostics, and vaccines) and to stimulate the development  read more

  • Occuppied Minds

    Occuppied Minds

    Occupied Minds is a series of stories about Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) patients affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, people receiving assistance from MSF mental health teams in Hebron, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The stories are collected by the MSF teams. Occupied Minds seeks  read more

  • Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)

    Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)

    Despite major advances in drug development in recent decades, essential medicines to treat many diseases that affect the world’s poor are either too expensive, no longer produced, highly toxic, or ineffective. Recognising these issues from its field experience, MSF committed its 1999 Nobel  read more

  • MSF Crash

    MSF Crash

    Under the auspices of the Fondation Médecins Sans Frontières, the Centre de Réflexion sur l'Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires (CRASH) is a unique structure in the world of NGOs. Its purpose is to inspire debate and critical reflexion on field practices and public positions,  read more

  • Epicentre


    Over years, MSF has developed a significant expertise in the field of epidemiology and operational research. In 1987, MSF has created Epicentre, which groups health professionals specialised in public health and epidemiology. In 1996, Epicentre became a World Health Organization Collaborating Center  read more

  • Field research

    Field research

    MSF is known for its humanitarian medical work, but it has also produced important research based on its field experience. Its studies have been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed journals and have often changed clinical practice and been used for humanitarian advocacy. MSF's scientific articles  read more

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