Donate with confidence.
Who are Médecins Sans Frontières Australia?
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are an independent private international organisation mainly made up of doctors and health sector workers who “offer assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.”
Note: This is an assessment of MSF Australia only; it does not review the broader operational centres. Médecins Sans Frontières field projects are run by five operational centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva and Paris. The Australian section is an official partner of the Paris operational centre, and Australian donors contribute to funding projects run by both the Paris and Geneva operational centres. MSF Australia also provides human resources to all operational centres’ projects.
Why do they exist?
MSF was created in the belief that all people should have access to healthcare regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that people’s medical needs outweigh respect for national boundaries.
What do they do?
MSF Australia work towards the following strategic objectives:
- Field work: provide medico-operational input into MSF field operations with an emphasis on mother and child health and enhance MSF Australia’s role as a relevant MSF office with medical expertise in the MSF movement.
- Advocacy and quality improvement: market the organisation’s medical humanitarian action to all identified audiences, advocate on behalf of populations in crisis and contribute to improving the quality of medial and operational communication aims of the MSF movement.
- Skilled resourcing: recruit, prepare and provide professionally skilled and motivated career staff from Australia and New Zealand, matched to meet needs within the MSF movement.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to Médecins Sans Frontières Australia?
MSF Australia are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They clearly show their effectiveness by describing their strategic objectives, highlighting the health problems they are tackling, summarising how they intervene, sharing their results, and presenting evaluations of their programs. Notably, they report directly on how they are achieving their strategic objectives. They also show they are trustworthy; they are transparent with their finances and describe their board and executive team in detail.
MSF Australia demonstrate they are both trustworthy and effective. Based on our analysis, we believe your donation will be used carefully and strategically to achieve their mission. It is for this reason we give a ‘donate with confidence’ recommendation.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of MSF Australia and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
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Find out whether Médecins Sans Frontières Australia is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.