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The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Foundation is an MSF Association initiative to assist the organisation to continually and manifestly improve the quality of its operations. Its vocation is to initiate large scale practice changes. To achieve this goal, its projects focus on three main areas: 

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION : based on technological innovations, we develop solutions to field problems.

APPLIED MEDICAL RESEARCH : to validate new medical protocols, we support medical research conducted by other institutional actors. These researches, carried out in the field, are chosen for their transformative potential.

HUMANITARIAN KNOWLEDGE : within The MSF Foundation, the CRASH aims to stimulate debate and critical reflection on ground practices and more generally on the humanitarian world.

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION : The MSF Foundation is betting on 3D technology to design and print, remotely from conflict areas or remote locations, prostheses adapted to the needs of each amputee patient. It is also involved in the fight against antibiotic resistance by participating in the creation of a transportable laboratory adaptable to the various difficulties of the intervention fields, to have a better knowledge of pathogens and an adequate prescription of antibiotics.

APPLIED MEDICAL RESEARCH :  The MSF Foundation is funding the Epicenter study, which aims to prove the effectiveness of the yellow fever vaccine and initiate a large-scale change in practice in the event of an epidemic. It is also following the study, led by Alima, of a new protocol to improve the care of children suffering from malnutrition.

HUMANITARIAN KNOWLEDGE : The MSF Foundation awards scholarships to enable field managers to gain access to university degree programs. The aim is to increase the skills of managers and thus better prepare them to cope with complex work situations. The purpose of the Laboratoire d’apprentissage coopératif (LAC) project is to free the creativity of the operational managers at the head office and the field, and to nourish collective learning dynamics within our association.

The ambition of the MSF Foundation is to develop proximity with its donors and to associate them with the projects it supports. 

• Shared governance with donors

In February 2016, the first gathering of donors took place. It elected a college composed of three members, representatives of the assembly to the Board of Directors of The MSF Foundation. These members, by participating in the governance, are associated with the orientations of the Foundation. Discover your representatives 

• Events for donors 

These events are organized on the initiative of the Center for Reflection on Action and Humanitarian Knowledge (CRASH):

/ 2018 Conversation with the philosopher Michel Feher on the occasion of the release of the book " Guerres humanitaires? Mensonges et Intox "by Rony Brauman (Editions Textuel) 
/ 2017 " Behind the scenes of the emergency" by Pierre Mendiharat, Deputy Director of Operations, and Léon Salumu, Program Manager in Uganda, based on MSF's work in South Sudanese refugee camps in Uganda. 
/ 2016 "Return on a year of mission in the heart of a conflict" by Hassan Boucenine, mission leader in Yemen. 
/ 2015 " Saving Lives and Staying Alive. Humanitarian security in the age of risk management" by Michaël NEUMAN and Fabrice WEISSMAN, study directors at CRASH, on the occasion of the publication of their publication "Saving Lives and Staying Alive. Humanitarian security in the age of risk management" CNRS Edition in February 2016. 
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La Fondation Médecins Sans Frontières
Service relations donateurs
8 rue Saint-Sabin
75011 PARIS

If you have any questions on the MSF Foundation or about charitable giving, contact our donor representative, Catherine Béchereau, on 01 40 21 56 88 - from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by email at: