Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters.
In 1999, on the heels of MSF being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - and largely in response to the inequalities surrounding access to HIV treatment between rich and poor countries - MSF launched the Access Campaign. Its purpose has been to push for access to, and development of, life-saving and life-prolonging medicines, diagnostics and vaccines for patients in MSF programmes and beyond.
Each year, MSF teams vaccinate millions of people, largely as outbreak response to diseases such as measles, meningitis, yellow fever and cholera. MSF also supports routine immunisation activities in projects where we provide healthcare to mothers and children. MSF is scaling up its vaccination activities with a particular focus on improving its work in routine immunisation, as well as extending the package of vaccines used in humanitarian emergencies. In 2015 alone, MSF delivered about 5.3 million doses of vaccines and immunological products in more than 30 countries. . MSF has vaccinated children caught in emergencies with PCV in Central African Republic, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria and Uganda, among others.
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