MSF resources for schools

About our resources

We are an emergency medical organisation working in over 70 countries around the world. We provide emergency medical care in countries affected by war, natural disasters or outbreaks of disease.

Working with teachers, we have developed a series of multimedia teaching and learning materials.

These resources have been carefully matched to awarding body specifications and have been informed by a detailed review of Examiners' Reports. 

50 years of MSF: 1971-2021

To celebrate MSF's 50th anniversary, we have developed an interactive resource to take secondary students through dramatic moments in MSF's history. It contains key information, videos and exercises for use in the classroom or for individual study, as well as an answer booklet to the questions posed. There are exercises for students covering a number of disciplines, including Biology, Citizenship, Geography, History and PSHE. Use the viewer below or download the pdf

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If you are looking for general English language material introducing MSF please consider this welcome video and its corresponding transcript.

This video looks at the ways we travel to reach our patients and has a corresponding transcript

We also offer an 'Introducing MSF' presentation and a selection of printable posters and leaflets

We have developed a special series of COVID-19 resources for parents and teachers to use at home. These resources are for children learning languages, sciences and PSHE at varying levels. 


COVID-19 resources >

These resources draw on the work of MSF to engage students with up-to-date humanitarian challenges and there are follow-up activities. 


Assemblies resources >

The resources draw on the work of MSF, to engage students with up to date humanitarian challenges, and have been guided by clearly established learning objectives for KS3 and GCSE English. They include games, real-life stories, images and videos to create a buzz in the classroom. 


English resources >

We currently offer four teaching and learning resources for GCSE and A Level Geography, and one learning resource for Key Stage 3 History. 


Geography resources >

History resources >

We currently offer resources for various levels of French, Spanish and German. This mix of real-life stories, videos and images will engage students and encourage discussion of wider social issues. 


French resources >

Spanish resources >

German resources >

This exercise for primary level maths practices estimation, addition and subtraction with larger numbers whilst looking at MSF's work with refugees.

Explore >

This exercise for GCSE students is an analysis of media language and representation looking at MSF's work with refugees and internally displaced people.

Media Studies >

We offer four A Level resources for PSHE, looking at the societal impact of disease outbreaks, MSF's outreach work in Kenya, the rights of refugees and the challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian work. 

Explore >


We offer a variety of teaching and learning resources for KS3, GCSE and A Level Biology, looking at infectious diseases, vaccines and pandemics.


Biology resources >

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