To provide medical care to those who need it most, regardless of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Work and Achievements
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters and exclusion from healthcare in more than 65 countries. MSF offers assistance to people based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF has worked in India since 1999, providing free-of-charge essential healthcare to people in remote areas, and specialist care for people affected by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, acute febrile illnesses, tuberculosis, kala azar and sexual and gender-based violence. We also respond to natural disasters and other emergencies, provide mental healthcare and advocate for the development of more effective and affordable medicines to improve access to treatment for people everywhere. We currently run projects in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Telangana and West Bengal.
MSF has carried out several emergency interventions over the years in response to natural disasters and epidemics in India. MSF responded to the meningitis outbreak in Meghalaya and Tripura (2009); malaria outbreak in Tripura (2014); earthquake in Gujarat (2001); tsunami in Tamil Nadu (2004) and floods in Uttarakhand (2013), Jammu and Kashmir (2014) and Tamil Nadu (2015).
Over 90 per cent of MSF’s funding comes from private donors which enables us to be independent in our work.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds raised will be used in MSF’s projects in 9 Indian states, to deliver free medical care to those who need it most.