MEDICI DEL MONDO ITALIA
Working in France and in 73 countries worldwide, Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an independent international movement of campaigning activists who provide care, bear witness and support social change.
Through our 373 innovative medical programs and evidence-based advocacy initiatives, we enable excluded individuals and their communities to access health and fight for universal access to healthcare.
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 organization is independent of all political, religious or financial authorities and interests. We are independent in the choice of our programs and operating methods. We refuse all forms of subordination and foster dialogue with the people and the communities with whom we work.
As a movement of committed and militant professionals, made up of volunteers and salaried staff, we provide and/or support medical services, bear witness and – strengthened by our diversity – sustain populations who are seeking social change.
We seek balance between national and international actions, between emergency and long-term actions, between medical and non-medical knowledge, and between public funding and private donations.
This balance is a key factor to determine our legitimacy and originality.
Our action is built on five priority areas: working with victims of crises and conflicts, promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Harm Reduction (HR) and fighting HIV, caring for migrant and displaced populations and, lastly, reducing environment impact on health.
MdM’s international network is comprised of 17 organizations which, based on a shared charter, pursue the objectives of providing care, bearing witness and fostering social change.
The 12 European MdM organisations engage in joint advocacy targeting the European Union and the Council of Europe.
Through 373 programs in 73 countries run by 17 chapters.*
MdM – International Chapters