Doctors Without Borders

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Doctors Without Borders - Least Biased - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: Founded in 1971 in France by French doctors, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian, non-governmental organization (NGO) best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries affected by endemic diseases. It provides this help to all people, regardless of their race, religion or political beliefs. Javid Abdelmoneim is the current president and there are now 24 associations around the world.

Doctors Without Borders/ MSF indicate their mission statement as “We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.” In 1999, Doctors without Borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In review, as a charitable corporation they are transparent and their financial statements can be viewed here. Doctors without Borders state that they have not received or solicited funding from the US Government since 2002 (FAQ Question Nr 15). Internationally, they indicate they limit government funding to less than 20 percent of total funds raised. Overall we rate them highly factual and least biased. Doctors without Borders is a top rated charity organization by charity watchdogs and has 97.23/100 rank by Charity Navigator.

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