Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in some 70 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events—such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters—overwhelm local health systems. MSF also assists people who face neglect or exclusion from their local health systems. MSF is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization that aims first and foremost to provide high-quality medical care to the people who need it the most. It does not promote the agenda of any country, political party, or religious faith, and, as such, endeavors to communicate its history, background, and capabilities to all parties in a given situation so that it may gain the necessary access to populations in need.
MSF is a multi-year grantee.
Grants in 2014 from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported MSF's response to the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). MSF provides free medical care to people caught in the ongoing conflict in CAR through its work in seven hospitals, two medical centers, and 40 health posts. A grant also contributed towards the expansion of MSF's care programs aimed to stem the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which include the operation of six Ebola case management centers, the delivery of supplies, and the intensive training of medical staff. Grants also supported MSF's mission in Pakistan, including the Peshawar Maternity Hospital that offers free emergency obstetric care to displaced or refugee women fleeing armed conflict in Waziristan.
Past grants from the CoR Network have supported MSF’s response to the ongoing crisis in Syria as well as to a major nutritional crisis in the Horn of Africa in 2011.