When large-scale epidemics occur, when areas in crisis are too dangerous for many others, then the medical teams from MSF are there to ensure that the affected population can count on continual care being provided for their most basic health-care needs.
They organize basic medical care, treat the injured, carry out vaccination campaigns, train local medical staff and build up medical infrastructure. In long-term aid projects they dedicate themselves to the fight against diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness and HIV/AIDS.
The on-location work of our expats is often very exhausting, but also fascinating, demanding appropriate professional knowledge and a large amount of motivation and commitment.
Chad: Hunger season ends but malnutrition remains:
South Sudan: a night shift in Batil refugee camp:
For medical aid operations throughout the entire world, MSF is on the lookout for volunteers who are willing to provide some of their time and skills to be available for those in need.
More info about joining the MSF Cause can be found here