About Médecins Sans Frontières
Médecins Sans Frontières was founded in 1971 by a small group of doctors and journalists who believed that all people should have access to emergency medical relief.
In 1994 we established our office in Sydney, Australia. Every year, around 200 Australians and New Zealanders are sent to the field and supported by the Médecins Sans Frontières Sydney office.
What we do
We run emergency feeding programs during nutritional crises. We provide relief after natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes. We help victims of conflict. We tackle infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and kala azar. We organise mass vaccination programs to prevent epidemics spreading.
What your donation could do
Your support could be instrumental in helping us run larger programs in response to medical crises and do even more for people in need of emergency medical assistance. For example:
- $100 could help to pay for a 30-day treatment for kala azar
- $150 could help pay for a vacuum extractor to assist a woman in labour when childbirth becomes difficult.
- $500 could contribute to the cost of equipment like emergency surgical kits, which are used to examine most wounds and carry out basic surgical procedures.
We currently have medical projects in over 60 countries – from Chad to Cambodia, Pakistan to Papua New Guinea. We appreciate the trust you place in us to direct your gift to the area where it’s needed most. Thank you.