Operational challenges

from the perspective of those implementing humanitarian assistance

MSF’s dilemmas of using third party medical data and patient testimonies

By Philippe Latour and Jean-Marc Jacobs

May 2017

In its 45 years history, Médecins Sans Frontières has used its presence in the field and its proximity to patients to bear witness and bring the plight of populations affected by disease, natural disasters and conflicts to the world’s attention.