Even as the bombings continue, MSF teams have been performing surgery in the northern part of the besieged city of Misrata.
A 22-person team delivers medical and surgical care to the wounded in two hospitals (Abbad and Kasr Ahmed) and in the Ras Thuba clinic
The MSF Movement
Médecins Sans Frontières has offices in 19 countries. There are five 'operational centres' which directly control field projects, decide when, where, and what aid is necessary and when to end a programme. These centres are based in Belgium, France, Holland, Spain and Switzerland.
Doctor Guillaume Mazambi examines a young patient in Chad. © MSF/Yasmin Rabiyan
The remaining 13 offices are 'non-operational sections', whose primary functions are to recruit volunteers, raise funds and advocate on behalf of populations in danger.
These offices are located in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the U.S.
MSF has four other main offices: the international office in Geneva, UN Liason Offices in Geneva and New York City and an office in the United Arab Emirates. MSF is also establishing itself in Ireland, South Africa and Brazil.
Three specialized public-health centres called Epicentre, Aedes and HealthNet work with MSF to help expand expertise in specialist medical issues.
• Click here to see a list of all international MSF sections
MSF campaign for access to medicines
In the field, MSF doctors are constantly frustrated by the lack of adequate medical tools. In response, Médecins Sans Frontières set up the MSF Access Campaign in 1999 to improve access to existing medical tools and to stimulate the development of urgently needed better tools.
• Click here for the Campaign for Access to Essential Medecines website
MSF field research
MSF is well known for its humanitarian medical work, but it has also produced... [continues]
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