History

Founded to save lives and speak out, MSF has treated tens of millions of people since 1971

A MSF volunteer examines an infant in Sudan.
Sudan 1978 @ MSF
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Signing of Médecins Sans Frontières' charter, in Paris.

Founding

Go where we’re needed most. This simple but revolutionary concept drove the founders of MSF

Humanitarian action is more than simple generosity, simple charity. It aims to build spaces of normalcy in the midst of what is abnormal. – Dr JAMES ORBINSKI I THEN PRESIDENT OF MSF INTERNATIONAL, COLLECTING NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Nobel Peace Prize

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999