The mission of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
MSF is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and human-made disasters, and exclusion from health care. Teams provide lifesaving medical assistance to people who need it most, regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.
In over 70 countries, more than 65,000 individuals representing multiple nationalities assist people caught in crises. They are doctors, nurses, logistics experts, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, and others whose work is guided by humanitarian principles and medical ethics.
MSF is independent, neutral, and impartial. This enables the organization access to patients in places where others cannot or will not go. It serves no agenda other than delivering quality medical care. MSF’s financial independence ensures that any decision to launch projects in response to a crisis is based solely on its expert assessment of people’s medical needs.