We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or those excluded from healthcare in 70+ countries
Work and Achievements
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors Without Borders. We are an international, independent medical humanitarian organization. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of independence and impartiality. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff all over the world.
MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 42,000 people.
MSF has worked in India since 1999, providing free-of-charge essential healthcare to people in remote areas, and specialist care for people affected by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, drug-resistant tuberculosis, kala azar and sexual and gender-based violence. We also respond to natural disasters and other emergencies, provide mental healthcare and advocate for the development of more effective and affordable medicines to improve access to treatment for people everywhere.
We currently run projects in the Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Telangana and West Bengal.
Through the Access Campaign, we raise awareness on the unaffordability and unavailability of life-saving drugs. We work to lower prices of existing drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests to stimulate research and development into new treatments for diseases that primarily affect the poor, and to overcome intellectual property and other barriers that prevent patients getting the treatment they need.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds raised will be used for providing free of cost primary and secondary healthcare and treatment to patients suffering from diseases such as HIV, TB, malnutrition and hepatitis C.