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An incubator for innovation

If The MSF Foundation is to be a true incubator for innovation, it must be able to rely on its partners whose support is an indispensible contributor to project development. The MSF Foundation therefore offers a unique forum for philanthropists, start-ups, pioneers and field staff to pool their expertise and experience. Foundation initiatives fall into two main categories:

Supporting innovative development: fostering the research and development of new tools and practices with the potential to significantly advance the work of MSF all the way through to implementation.

Reinforcing skills within the organisation to prepare for the future: identifying the best qualified people to work with the organisation, developing their technical and organisational skills and their capacity to adapt to the different operational contexts.

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Astapp

ASTapp is a free mobile application which aims to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance and guarantee equal access to correct diagnosis all over the world. As the World Health Organisation has declared (WHO report on AMR), antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health concern.

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© Hussein Amri/MSF

3D Prosthetics

The Médecins Sans Frontières Foundation has opted for 3D technology to attempt to solve the problem of access to prosthetics worldwide. This is a major issue for amputees to be able to regain their physical integrity and autonomy.

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© Stefan Dold/MSF

MiniLab

The aim of the MiniLab project is to design and produce a portable laboratory that can be used in MSF’s operational contexts. By adapting existing technologies, the MiniLab will enable teams to perform the bacterial analyses required to diagnose certain infections under field conditions, monitor antimicrobial resistance and improve the quality of care delivered to patients.

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© Dieter Telemans

Yellow Fever Study

The MSF Foundation supports a study conducted by Épicentre to prove the effectiveness of vaccine fractionation against yellow fever and initiate a large-scale change of practice in the event of an epidemic.

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© Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF

Grants

The MSF Foundation offers field staff (heads of mission, project coordinators, medical coordinators etc.) the opportunity to develop their professional skills by offering study grants to gain the university qualifications they wish to obtain. Courses can be taken in France or abroad.