Medix Frontiers is a private association of medical students. All of its members agree to honour the following principles:
Medix Frontiers provides assistance to high-risk and vulnerable populations to HIV/AIDS and other related health challenges. They do so irrespective of tribe, religion, creed or political convictions.
Medix Frontiers observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claims full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.
Members undertake to respect the code of ethics of the medical profession and maintain complete independence from all political, economic or religious powers.
As volunteers, members understand the challenges of the missions they carry out and make no claim for themselves or their assigns for any form of compensation other than that which the association might be able to afford them.
The aims and objectives of the Organization shall be:
1. To contribute towards controlling the spread of HIV amongst youths in Nigeria and beyond by:
a. encouraging and promoting abstinence from premarital and extramarital sex and avoidance of other risky behaviors
b. promoting safe blood donation
c. combating stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS
d. increasing uptake of HIV testing among Nigerian youths by increasing access to voluntary confidential counseling and testing services.
2. To build research capacity among medical students and to conduct research on topical issues of public health importance.
3. To promote health and prevent disease through publications, health education campaigns, disease screening, and medical outreaches targeted at youth and other vulnerable populations including women and children.
4. To empower young people to contribute more positively to society by encouraging volunteerism, humanitarianism, and public spiritedness among members.
5. To build synergistic collaborations with individuals and organizations with the aim of advancing local solutions to locally-prevalent diseases and other public health challenges.
MF’s actions are first and foremost medical. We carry out our work with respect for the rules of medical ethics, in particular the duty to provide care without causing harm to individuals or groups.
We respect patients’ autonomy, patient confidentiality and their right to informed consent. We treat our patients with dignity, and with respect for their cultural and religious beliefs.
In accordance with these principles, MF endeavours to provide standard-quality medical care to all patients.
Our decision to reach out to any community is based on an independent assessment of people’s needs. We strive to ensure that we have the power to freely evaluate medical needs, to access populations without restriction and to directly control the aid we provide.
Our independence is facilitated by our policy to allow only a marginal portion of our funds to come from governments and intergovernmental organisations.
Impartiality and neutrality
MF offers assistance to people based on need and irrespective of tribe, religion, gender or political affiliation. We give priority to those in the most serious and immediate need. Our decisions are not based on political, economic or religious interests.
MF is committed to regularly evaluating the effects of its activities. We assume the responsibility of accounting for our actions to our patients, donors and sponsors.