Talk:Médecins Sans Frontières

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Name[edit]

Why no mention that the name Médecins Sans Frontières is directly borrowed from the massively popular Europe-wide TV programme Jeux Sans Frontières? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.139.167.226 (talk) 13:18, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Location of current projects[edit]

MSF currently work in about 70 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa, but there is only a section on the projects in Africa. It might be hard to keep changing the article every time they enter or leave a country, but there is no reason to only document African projects. (Chris) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.39.4.178 (talk) 16:21, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

MSF Budget[edit]

From article: "Private donors provide about 80% of the organization's funding, while governmental and corporate donations provide the rest, giving MSF an annual budget of approximately US$400 million." MSF Financial Report 2009 (http://www.msf-me.org/en/general/downloadFile/file/1524/dId/1850) Reports an income of 665,395€. -Peter Kagey —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.252.247.45 (talk) 00:38, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

It says 665 million actually, not 665 thousand. (75.119.246.210 (talk) 01:36, 30 September 2012 (UTC))

And income was 886 million Euros for 2011. http://www.msf.org/shadomx/apps/fms/fmsdownload.cfm?file_uuid=64C0CCBA-2E37-44D4-B0E8-DA7A4CBE3F61&siteName=msf (75.119.246.210 (talk) 01:40, 30 September 2012 (UTC))

Non-English, non-French names[edit]

The lead section currently says that "The organization is known in most of the world by its French name or simply as MSF, ...". But looking at Wikipedia's Languages column, I notice that native translations of the French name seems to be in common use. And looking at for example the organisation's German and Dutch (and other) websites, they use mostly the native name throughout.
   Here in Sweden, the French name is admittedly known (but not so much the abbreviation), but the native name is used much more, on the organisation's website and as reflected in the Wikipedia article (sv:Läkare utan gränser).

I don't know how to quantify "most of the world", and maybe it is generally true, but perhaps it should rather be "in most of the English-speaking world"? --80.217.2.28 (talk) 13:32, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Neutral Point of View[edit]

I donate to MSF regularly, so I have no grudge against them, but a lot of the text of this article sounded very familiar as I had just been reading articles at their website. There were a number of things lifted verbatim. I feel like I just read an infomercial. Carmaskid (talk) 06:27, 9 November 2013 (UTC)