We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare. Bernard Kouchner Dr. Max Recamier Dr.
All of its members agree to honour the following principles: The scale of our activities remains limited and our ability to operate depends largely on the acceptance and active support we receive from the authorities and host communities. More than 90 per cent of our overall funding comes from millions of private sources, not governments.
In addition to providing medical assistance, Doctors Without Borders has a reputation as a highly politicized group, particularly skillful in achieving publicity for its efforts. After our withdrawal from the country in 2013, MSF opens a nutrition programme in the Puntland region. This decision takes immediate effect and is applied to our projects worldwide.
How we use funds. Thousands of health professionals, logistical and administrative staff — most of whom are hired locally — work on programmes in some 70 countries worldwide. In 1972 Doctors Without Borders conducted its first major relief effort, helping victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua.
In response, MSF expands its operations in the area, covering water, sanitation and medical activities for refugees. With the proven success of ready-to-use therapeutic food in treating severely and moderately malnourished children, MSF campaigns for others in the field to scale up their programmes and to adopt similar protocols. This logistical and supply centre in Brussels provides storage of and delivers medical equipment, logistics and drugs for international purchases for MSF missions.
Our strength lies in our teams, from health staff, to logisticians and administrative staff. Read stories from our staff as they carry out their work around the world.
We strive to provide high-quality care to patients and we advocate for affordable, high-quality medicines. There was a problem with your submission. MSF condemns the inconsistency of this strategy, as well as the excesses committed by the military.
From 1976 and until 1984, MSF is present in Beirut and other cities in Lebanon to treat all war-wounded.
Founders of MSF Dr. From a group of doctors to an international movement: MSF operates independently. In these first missions, the weaknesses of MSF as a new humanitarian organisation become readily apparent: And European governments have chosen to contain people in this situation.