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 more than 60 countries around the globe:

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have offered trauma-related care around the world, including in the Russian Federation, Sudan (Darfur), Iraq, Congo, and Kashmir.

An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and the bladder or rectum, through which urine or stool leaks continuously. They are devastating injuries that are usually the result of obstructed labor. Fistulas affect more than two million women worldwide.

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.

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 percent 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.