Medical support

The Manson Unit: MSF UK's medical support team

Hepatitis E outbreak in Batill refugee camp, Feb 2013 Caption
Dr Monica Dhand uses an iPhone to examine the throat of Abduk Briet.

The Manson Unit is a multi-disciplinary medical team that supports and enables MSF field projects, and drives improvements in public health policy and practice.

By prioritising person-centred care and working alongside communities, we develop highly contextualised, holistic evidence-based guidance.

We work with individuals and teams from across MSF to develop innovative ways to improve the experience of people in our care.

We partner with institutions committed to understanding how different forms of social injustice combine to damage people’s health.

By combining research and medical humanitarian experience, we help create opportunities for knowledge sharing, which in turn helps to shift understanding and practice across the professional landscapes of medical humanitarianism.

Our goal is to ensure MSF’s health interventions make a real difference for people and communities across the globe.

Sahr Salihu Dauda, logistics and supply manager

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HIV SUPPORT GROUP COMMUNITY  MAPUTO MOZAMBIQUE
We pioneered treatment in Africa and have helped millions of people globally
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Patients at the inpatient department of the hospital in Aweil, South Sudan.
Our teams treated 2.6 million people for the deadly parasitic infection in 2019
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COVID-19 Intervention in South Sudan
MSF teams are racing to respond to the pandemic in more than 70 countries where we work, while opening projects in new countries as they become pandemic hotspots
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Geeta, a hepatitis C patient at the MSF project in Meerut, reacts as she’s informed that she was now cured of the disease
An estimated half a billion people are currently infected with viral hepatitis, a disease which can cause liver damage or even death
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An MSF health worker carries a child suspected of having Ebola in an MSF treatment centre in Paynesville, Liberia, 2014.
Ebola is one of the world’s deadliest diseases that we have decades of experience fighting
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