Médecins sans Frontières Suisse (MSF)

Projet terminé

Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse (MSF) delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF’s main focus is on medical assistance, but occasionally carries out other activities (food distributions, water and sanitation, shelter, etc.) when no other actors are able or willing to do so. Besides, when necessary, MSF speaks out publicly to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Aide alimentaire d'urgence
Maladies sexuellement transmissibles (y compris VIH/sida)
Assistance matérielle
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018
CHF 14'000'000

The context in which MSF works has changed substantially over the past decade and the practice of medicine has evolved rapidly. MSF is facing a range of contextual challenges: higher number and intensity of highly insecure contexts, higher number and impact of environmental disasters, massive increase of population movements, emergence or re-emergence of diseases such as Ebola and MERS coronavirus, ageing of population and urbanization, difficult access to good quality of care, as well as increased regulations in terms of humanitarian response.


Providing emergency aid to reduce the morbidity and mortality among the assisted populations, and publicly speaking out on their behalf when necessary (advocacy).

Effets à moyen terme
  • Improve health practices in MSF medical interventions by extending the use of preventive activities and by upgrading the quality of care
  • In contexts of regional conflicts, political unrest and repression, make sure that adequate and comprehensive package of care are available to people victims of violence
  • Develop medical assistance to displaced populations (IDP, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants) by providing an adapted package of care and reinforce MSF public positioning
  • Improve the medical practices, norms and activities to achieve the best outcomes for the patient and communities and minimize the adverse effects of medical care
  • Enhance MSF emergency preparedness and response capacities, in terms of relevance, volume and surge capacities
  • Secure access and acceptance in highly insecure contexts and in an increasingly normative environment
  • Improve the overall health impact on the patients and populations through evidence-based practice and innovative solutions
  • Be an organization that sees people as its main asset and richness and therefore invests and develops them in order to meet social mission needs
  • The organizational model responds to MSF social mission ambitions, growth projections and management challenges
  • Have a positive impact for vulnerable populations by exerting leverage on key decision-makers and by positioning MSF publically on humanitarian issues of critical concern



Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

  • Provided assistance to victims of conflicts
  • Responded to the HIV and TB pandemic
  • Fought against excess mortality in very young children
  • Offered medical care to patients victim of neglected tropical diseases (NTD)
  • Provided medical care to victims of the “societal” violence
  • Provided life-saving emergency care
  • Attended a critical epidemic emergency (Ebola)
  • Medical innovations and changes in medical policies are implemented for the benefit of patients (oral anti-choleric vaccine, vaccine against rotavirus, preventive treatment for HIV, chimio-prevention against malaria, detection of dengue and typhoid fever.
  • Internal tools and processes are improved for the ultimate benefit of beneficiaries
  • Set up internal operational capacities to deal with haemorrhagic fever (Ebola)
  • Improved support to the Field by reorganising the medical support, broadening the capacity building and coaching, promoting initiatives of responsabilitation and decentralising more decisional competencies between the headquarter and the field.
  • Increased stability of coordination team in the countries, improved mobility of personal between the missions, optimisation of the comptability processes, reinforced partnership with other MSF sections
  • Reinforced prevention capacities and risk management (security incidents, abusive behaviours, medical mistakes)

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisation suisse à but non lucratif
  • Médecins Sans Frontières

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   14'000'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   14'000'000
Phases du projet

Phase 3 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Phase 2 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 1 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)