Our medical teams in the field provide services that range from basic vaccination campaigns, to maternal and pediatric care, to fighting neglected diseases, to complex surgery. MSF also advocates for affordable, high-quality medicines for the world's poorest people.

See below for more on the types of work that MSF does in some 70 countries around the globe:

Burundi 2008
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strives to treat victims of sexual violence in all of its programs worldwide. Specialized programs for such patients are operated by MSF in more than 120 projects and include both medical and mental health care.
Sexual violence affects millions of people, destroying lives and families and damaging communities. It is a medical emergency, the impact of which is compounded in many countries by a dire absence of healthcare services for the victims.

Human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, is a parasitic infection found in sub-Saharan Africa, transmitted by the tsetse fly.

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world. Each year, it kills 1.6 million people, with another nine million suffering from the disease, mainly in developing countries.

Women face specific health care risks during pregnancy and delivery. Worldwide, 15% of deliveries will be require highly skilled attendance, but in the places where MSF works there is often a lack of access to emergency care. Women living with HIV face the possibility of transmitting the virus to their babies. MSF addresses these and other women's health issues in projects around the world.