Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF) delivers emergency medical aids to victims of armed conglict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters in more than 70 countries.
It also cares for people who are excluded from health services due to social or geographical isolation.
An independent nonprofit organisation, DWB is at the forefront of emergency health care. MSF provides primary health care, performs surgery, rehabilitates hospitals and clinics, runs nutrition and sanitation programs, trains local medical personel, and provides mental health care.
Through longer-term programs, DWB treats chronic diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), malaria, sleeping sickness, and AIDS; assists with the medical and psychological problems of marginalized populations including street children and ethnic minorities; and brings health care to remote, isolated areas where resources and training are limited.