MSF Makes is a collection of innovative projects and tools for you to replicate, improve, share and get involved with. These innovations can improve the way MSF works, and the care we provide to patients and communities.
They have been tried and tested in the field by doers, inventors, makers, and problem–solvers just like you.
An easy to maintain system to convert untreated water with a turbidity of more than 50 nephelometric turbidity units (NTU) into safe, potable water (below five NTU) using locally available resources. The large version of the system can produce 5,500 litres of potable water in eight hours and is easy to maintain.
A training service to help educate Type 1 diabetes patients in how to manage their condition and a DIY cooling container to help store insulin at home without electricity.
A method of gathering, cleaning and validating data for city-wide health centre locations and health administration boundaries to inform maps and surveillance dashboards within a two week period.
Meet the Makers
Scooping Fresh Air Into
It’s not an uncommon experience with MSF to find yourself riding in a vehicle which is unbearably hot. Make these quick scoop air vents, so the next time you’re on the move you’ll be the coolest people in town.
Make a no sew
Carrying a baby close to the chest in the early days after their birth regulates their temperature, breathing and oxygen levels, calms and soothes them, aids their restful sleep, reduces pain and stress, lowers the risk of infection, promotes breastfeeding and usually means shorter stays in hospital. Follow the steps to start making your own wraps.