As we carry out this work, we are guided by the rules of medical ethics—particularly the duty to provide care without causing harm to individuals or groups.
We’re also committed to safeguarding our patients’ rights to autonomy, confidentiality, and informed consent. We respect the dignity of our patients, which includes respect for their cultural and religious beliefs.
In accordance with these principles, we endeavor to provide the best medical care possible to all patients.
MSF has developed and produced pre-packaged disaster kits ready for transport within hours, including a complete surgical theatre the size of a small conference table and an obstetrics kit the size of a two-drawer file.
These kits are now used as models by emergency relief organizations worldwide. There is an ongoing process of revising the kits every time a new drug or medical tool becomes available.