MSF is a global network of principled medical and other professionals working in teams, small and large, to respond to the medical needs of people affected by conflict, disasters and epidemics and those excluded from healthcare. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We work in 70 countries globally and we have been active in South Africa since 2000.
“MSF in South Africa, with partners, demonstrated that people living with HIV, when empowered, are able to overcome the obstructions of government politicians, complacent public service workers, AIDS denialists, the profit-hungry pharmaceutical industry and all their complicit officials. For this and many other reasons, I always encourage young medical professionals to join MSF.” – Dr Hermann Reuter, former MSF project coordinator in Khayelitsha and Lusikisiki, and a recent volunteer at MSF’s COVID-19 field hospital in Khayelitsha.
We work to develop practical ways to provide medical care that is adapted to the realities that patients and communities face, using the available resources to provide the best quality medical care possible.