We are Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Our medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics. We go where we are needed most.
MSF was created in the belief that all people should have access to healthcare regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that people’s medical needs outweigh respect for national boundaries. MSF’s principles of action are described in our charter, which established a framework for our activities.
MSF is a registered and accredited Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930025677) and Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 060-840) in South Africa and any donation to MSF is specifically exempted from donations tax as provided for in Article 30 Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why should I donate?
Your donation enables Doctors without Borders (MSF SA) to provide lifesaving emergency medical care to our beneficiaries in more than 60 countries worldwide. Your donation saves lives!
- How does my donation help?
Your donation goes a long way towards providing healthcare to people who need it most. See some examples of how your funds are used.
- Where can I see the television ad?
You can watch the ad right here on our website. Watch it now.
- What is a regular donor?
A regular donor is an individual that donates on a regular basis, i.e. monthly, quarterly, bi-annually. Regular donors are the building blocks of MSF and ensures that income is readily available in the case of an emergency, so our teams can be on the ground within 72 hours.
- Where does MSF work?
We work in more than 60 countries around the world. We save lives by providing medical care where it is needed most - in armed conflicts, epidemics, natural disasters and other crisis situations.
Many contexts call for a rapid response employing specialised medical and logistical help, but we also run longer-term projects designed to tackle health crises and support people who otherwise cannot access health care.
How Your Funds Are Used
Thanks to your generosity, Doctors Without Borders supplies free medical care in ongoing crisis situations throughout the world.
With your continuous support, we can react to emergencies as soon as they occur and give high-quality care to those who need it most.
In contributing to our vital work your donations may be used to:
- rehabilitate hospitals and clinics
- assist victims of violence, war or armed conflict
- provide clean drinking water
- battle epidemics and carry out vaccination campaigns
- perform emergency surgery
- run feeding centres for malnourished children
- assist victims of sexual violence
- respond to natural disasters
- treat patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, sleeping sickness and HIV/AIDS
- provide medical and psychological care to marginalised groups such as refugees
Our Commitment to Donors
We value our donors without whom our work would not be possible.
Our Fundraising team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to our supporters. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we are able to maintain the financial and operational independence that allows us to provide urgent medical care to hundreds of thousands of people in more than 60 countries worldwide each year.
We aim to bring you closer to the reality and challenges of our work through our publications, mailings and updates on our website, which come from staff working in the field.