Ongoing emergencies created by war, disaster and displacement, have left people around the world without access to healthcare.
And while many crises are missing from major Canadian news headlines, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are working in more than 70 countries around the world providing emergency medical support to people facing crises.
Your attention to underreported crises matters. Everyone deserves the right to medical care, no matter who they are or where they live.
When you choose to support MSF, you’ll help provide medical care to people in places including Central African Republic (CAR).
In CAR, violent ongoing conflict and a frequently non-functional health system make it difficult for many people to access even basic levels of safety or medical care.
Limited access to routine vaccination means easily preventable diseases continue to take a toll on people’s health. Malaria is the leading cause of death among children under five years of age. This basic lack of access to healthcare has serious repercussions, for example, for people living with HIV/AIDS.
MSF health facilities are one of the few places people can seek treatment free of charge in many parts of the country. Our teams provided general and emergency care, trauma surgery, maternal and pediatric services, assistance to survivors of sexual violence as well as treatment for malaria, HIV and tuberculosis. Many people's medical humanitarian needs are immense.
MSF is a global movement made up of project staff, communities we work with, patients, and also supporters around the world like you. It takes every one of us working together to help provide medical humanitarian assistance to people who need it most.
More than 95 percent of our funding comes from private donors, rather than from governments or large institutions. This gives us the freedom to respond to emergencies based on medical need alone, without interference from government, economic or military interest.
Your attention matters. Support people around the world who are affected by underreported crises.