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Going the Distance

Whether on foot, in the air, in 4x4s, or boats, MSF Teams go the distance. Donate today and your donation can reach someone across the world and make a life-saving difference.


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It takes a TEAM to save lives!

Providing life and limb-saving surgery to a child on the frontlines of war. Bringing an AIDS patient back from the brink within 10 days. Diagnosing deadly cerebral malaria far away from a laboratory. 

Reaching people trapped in places where there are no roads. Bringing clean water to a refugee camp. Mobilizing support and donations to save lives. How does Doctors Without Borders (MSF) do it?

It takes teams of skilled, committed and highly motivated people - working throughout the year in projects all over the world. Today over 38,000 staff in more than 70 countries - logisticians, administrators, nurses, and doctors - working together with the right tools to better serve our patients. Whether it’s a mobile surgical unit - an "operating room on wheels", or 4x4 vehicles like our Land Cruisers being used as field ambulances, this chain of commitment has enabled MSF to save lives for over 40 years. 

With your support, MSF can reach out and act fast in times of crises. Please consider donating to MSF and help us provide emergency medical support to those in need.

About Us

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.

How your donation is used

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) supplies free medical care in ongoing crises situations throughout the world. With your 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 street kids and refugees

How MSF travels

06 December 2018

Whether by land, air or sea, MSF teams use all available means to provide medical care in some of the least accessible areas of the world. Despite challenging environments, these are 10 ways we travel to ensure we are where we need to be.

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