Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Introduction: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian aid organisation that is also private and not-for-profit. Founded by doctors and journalists in 1971, MSF is now a worldwide movement with sections in 19 countries and an international coordination office in Geneva, Switzerland.MSF currently works in around 70 countries.
MSF’s core work is in providing emergency medical aid to people affected by armed conflict. MSF also offers medical care to marginalised people who find themselves excluded from healthcare, and to communities whose health systems may be overwhelmed due to epidemics or natural disasters.
Year of Establishment: 1971
Leading Campaigns: Provide essential healthcare during and after conflict, Treat people affected by epidemic diseases, Help people survive natural disasters, Offer medical care to those excluded from healthcare, Advocate affordable, quality medicines
Service: Relief of victims of a particular disaster
Source: MSF’s website
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