MSF is a global network of principled medical and other professionals who specialise in medical humanitarian work driven by our common humanity and guided by medical ethics.

We work together in teams, small and large, to respond to the medical needs of people affected by conflict, disasters and epidemics and those excluded from healthcare.

We strive to practically provide medical care that matches the realities of patients, adapting care in order to be relevant and specific. At times, this may include partnering with other individuals and organisations, and working with local experts.

Doctors Without Borders team members are on the ground, working directly for and with or directly alongside patients, every day.

We bear witness and describe what is happening, to raise awareness about the experiences of the people we assist and the situations where we work. We alert the public to emerging crises, acute emergencies and serious challenges, such as exclusion from healthcare. We mobilise support for MSF’s work and social mission. We communicate to provoke change.

We believe that Actions Speak

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a global network of more than 67,000 people.

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