Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides medical humanitarian assistance in more than 70 countries.
We have offices in 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In addition, MSF has an international office in Geneva, an Access to Essential Medicines Campaign office in Geneva, and two United Nations liaison offices, one in Geneva and one in New York City. Branch offices operate in Argentina, the Czech Republic, Republic of Korea, India, Ireland, and Mexico. MSF has created a number of specialized organisations, known as “satellites,” including MSF Supply, MSF Logistique, Epicentre, and Fondation MSF.
We provide medical care in emergencies, assisting the most vulnerable people in crisis due to conflict and, when necessary, exposing obstacles that we encounter in the course of that work. In case of massive and neglected acts of violence, we might speak out publicly, based on our eyewitness accounts, medical data and experience. In catastrophic situations that temporarily overwhelm individuals, communities and local health structures, we strive to provide quality medical and other relevant care to contribute to the survival and relief of as many people as possible. We bring down barriers that keep people from getting the treatment they need to stay alive and healthy. We advocate for effective drugs, tests and vaccines that are available, affordable, suited to the people we care for, and adapted to the places where they live.