Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (which translates from French to ‘Doctors without Borders’) is an international body which provides critical medical care in some of the most dangerous locations on earth.

MSF provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff, all bound together by MSF’s charter.

As a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation, MSF’s actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

Founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors, today MSF is a worldwide movement of nearly 68,000 people, including more than 120 project staff from Australia and New Zealand.