Facebook

Addressing Medical Challenges

The MSF Access Campaign is currently working to address six key medical challenges: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malnutrition, malaria, vaccines and neglected diseases.

16. June 2011
|
FIELD NEEDS

MSF aims to bring the best medical care possible to some of the most disadvantaged people on earth. But our medical teams face enormous challenges in delivering that optimised care. There are many reasons for this but the Access Campaign’s key focus is on the difficulties people face in getting hold of effective diagnostic tests, drugs and vaccines. 

 

© Juan Carlos Tomasi
 

HIV/AIDS

© Brendan Bannon

Getting better treatment to people earlier will prolong lives and prevent the virus from spreading.

» Read what we are doing to help scale up treatment to those in need.

Malaria

© Brendan Bannon

Many more young lives could be saved by switching to a new treatment.

» Read how we are pushing for countries to make the switch to artesunate.

Malnutrition

© MSF

Young children everywhere need diets high in nutrients to develop and grow healthily.

» Read what we are doing to fight childhood malnutrition.

Neglected Diseases

© Mads Nissen

Chagas, kala azar, sleeping sickness and Buruli ulcer have suffered years of neglect in terms of funding and research.

» Read about MSF’s encounters in the field with these diseases and what needs to be done.

Tuberculosis

© Sophie Scott

There’s still a massive hole in the pipeline for medicines for drug-resistant TB.

» Read how we are trying to support the development of better drugs.

Vaccines

© Olivier Asselin

Too many children are dying of diseases that could be wiped out by immunisation.

» Read about how we are trying to boost existing coverage and get newer vaccines to the field.

↑ To top