Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is producing medical guidelines for more than 25 years to help practitioners ream on the field. The proposed texts in these guidelines are based on scientific data facing MSF own experiences. These scientific data are coming from World Health Organisation (WHO) or from international well-known medical institutions, as well as those found in international medical and scientific journals.

These guidelines are the fruit of a collective work from a group of experimented practitioners and known experts in their specialty. These texts are aimed for non-specialized medical staff. They are often taking in consideration a basic technical environment in term of diagnostic equipment, and sometimes restricted therapeutic means.
They can be used as basis for medical staff training. There are used by other international health operators than MSF (WHO, UNICEF, etc.).