Médecins Sans Frontières

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It is easy to write inspiring words to define an organisation’s mission – it is much harder to put those principals in to practice. At the core of MSF’s identity is a commitment to independence, neutrality and impartiality.

These ideals have driven every aspect of our work – from medical care and logistics to finance and communications – since MSF was established in 1971.

Our commitment to these principals, and the impact of the organisation built on them, was recognised in 1999 when MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


We provide free medical care to people who need it. It doesn’t matter which country they are from, which religion they belong to, or what their political affiliations are. All that matters is they are human beings in need.


In a conflict situation, we don’t take sides, but go where people’s medical needs are greatest. In the ward of one MSF field hospital, you might find wounded civilians alongside injured soldiers from opposing sides. Hostilities and weapons have to be left at the gate.


We rarely take funds from governments, businesses or institutions for our work, but rely mainly on the generosity of individual members of the public. Over 90 percent of our income comes from private donors giving small amounts.

This means that when there is an emergency, we don’t need to wait for official funds to be released or for the media to generate interest; we can act fast to save people’s lives based on need alone.

Our financial independence also means the aid we provide cannot be used to further any government’s political or military goals.

Recruiters representing MSF will be available at our next event. Register here


We are a worldwide movement owned and run by our staff, past and present. Collectively, they make sure that MSF stays true to its mission and principles.

Our donors are a vital part of the movement – your generosity and support helps fund everything we do, with 90 percent of our income coming from individual donations. This allows us to stay independent, neutral and impartial – and to access those in greatest need quickly.

We have helped millions of people since MSF was established in 1971. The movement has grown and we now work in over 60 countries around the world, with teams ready for any new emergency.

MSF sections

MSF UK, like the other 20 MSF offices across the globe, work with these OCs to recruit staff and raise the money needed to provide care where it is needed most. They also provide specialist technical support and speak out about on behalf of the people we are helping.

These offices are in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US. MSF has also recently established itself in India and Ireland.

MSF has four other main offices:

  • The International Office in Geneva
  • UN Liason Office in Geneva
  • UN Liason Office in New York City
  • An office in the United Arab Emirates

Three specialised public-health centres – called Epicentre, Aedes and HealthNet – work with MSF to help expand expertise in specialist medical issues.

Other units, including supply centres and medical units, also support our activities on the frontline.

Recruiters representing MSF will be available at our next event. Register here

Each year more than 2,500 international staff join 30,000 locally hired staff to provide medical aid in countries around the world. Find out what it’s like to have a career delivering medical aid where it’s needed most.

Working in the field

MSF field staff worldwide give lifesaving medical and technical assistance to people who would otherwise be denied access to healthcare.

Annually, around 3,000 international staff join local colleagues to help populations in danger.

They bring motivation, professional abilities and practical experience to projects in some 69 countries.

The work is tough and demanding, but the rewards are immense. To get an idea of what it’s like, watch the video, or read our field staff blogs.

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Working in MSF offices

MSF is always in need of a strong and reliable team of staff, interns and volunteers to help with the general running of our offices around the world.

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Médecins Sans Frontières / أطباء بلا حدود epidemiologists develop data collection systems—from chart forms to database management systems—for a wide range of project health services and serve as the data focal point for a project. In conjunction with the medical team, they will problem-solve data collection issues to ensure good quality data that does not interfere with rapid patient care. Their responsibilities will also include the recruitment, management, and training of staff involved in data collection, data entry, research, and other activities, as well as regular analysis of data and reporting of trends to project coordination staff.

Provide MSF project with an understanding of the local, socio-cultural determinants through the knowledge of the beneficiaries’ cultures and a reading capability of the context in which he/she should operate

As a Telecom / ICT specialist you will be asked to define, manage and/or supervise the installation of radio communication, satellite and GSM systems to support the operational activities ensuring compliance of MSF standards, protocols and procedures. You will also be required to make sure that the voice communication is ensured in the project to guarantee the information sharing and the security management.

As a paediatrician you provide quality medical care to children on paediatric, nutrition and/or neonatal wards in very close collaboration with other profiles such as midwives, nurses, health promoters, and logisticians.

As a clinical psychologist, your role will be to propose, implement and improve treatment for patients with mental conditions, with strategies and tools adapted to the context and culture.

The surgeons work predominately in conflict settings providing care to communities without access to functioning health care systems. Basic diagnostic equipment and facilities needed to run an operating room will be limited: there may not even be an X-ray machine. Responsibilities include general surgery, surgical-needs assessment, and training of staff.

Whether Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/ أطباء بلا حدود project is a response to an emergency or longer-term, provision of reproductive health care will very often be a component. Among other reproductive health activities, MSF teams conduct antenatal consultations, assist in deliveries (including Cesarean section), provide prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) treatment to HIV-positive pregnant women, and care for patients suffering from sexual violence-related injuries

Responsible for the development and implementation of an HR Development strategy, including its supporting processes and tools, which improves the autonomy, performance and development of staff, thereby contributing to the quality of operations.

Whether coordinating the purchase and transport of supplies, locally or internationally; organizing the transport of vaccines; restoring damaged hospitals; setting up feeding centers; managing staff; or maintaining vehicles and communication systems, logisticians keep MSF's programs running smoothly.

The main purpose is to plan, organize, and evaluate the activities concerning his/her field of action (Nursery, laboratory, midwifery, anaesthesiology) and the team associated, according to MSF values, policies and protocols and universal health standards, in order to warrant the quality and continuity of the health care and the development of the plan of action.

Company Statistics

Date Established

20 December 1971; 45 years ago


Geneva, Switzerland