We believe in social justice as a vehicle for equal access to healthcare, respect for fundamental rights and collective solidarity.
With our partners, the communities and their representatives, we help empower all socially and physically vulnerable populations to take action within their social environment, to become actors in their own health and to exercise their rights.
Our organisation is independent of all political, religious or financial authorities or interests. We are independent in the choice of our programmes and operating methods. We refuse all forms of subordination and foster dialogue with the people and the communities with which we work.
As a movement of committed and militant professionals made up of volunteers and salaried staff, we provide medical services, bear witness and - strengthened by our diversity - support populations seeking social change.
We seek balance between national and international action, between emergency and long-term actions, between medical and lay knowledge and between public funding and private donations.
This balance is a key factor in our relevance and our originality.