FAQs

WHO FUNDS DOCTORS FOR MADAGASCAR?

Doctors for Madagascar is funded from cash and material donations from the general public, charitable foundations and government funds as well as receipts from charity events.

IS DOCTORS FOR MADAGASCAR A REGISTERED CHARITY?

Yes. Doctors for Madagascar UK is registered as a charitable trust in in England and Wales under the registration number 1153478. Our German sister charity Ärzte für Madagaskar e.V. is registered in the Vereinsregister AG Leipzig under the registration number R 5080 and is accredited as an organisation with solely and directly charitable purposes.

CAN I GIFT AID MY DONATION IN THE UK?

Yes, we’re registered with gift aid. You can most easily gift aid your donation through our donate online now process or by emailing info@doctorsformadagascar.com for a form.

HOW HIGH ARE DOCTORS FOR MADAGASCAR'S ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMUNICATIONS COSTS?

Doctors for Madagascar is careful to minimise overheads as much as possible, so more of the money raised can go directly to helping people through the projects. In 2015, these costs made up 6.6 percent of our total budget. From each pound donated, then, at least 93 pence goes into direct medical aid.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT DOCTORS FOR MADAGASCAR?

There are various different ways to support Doctors for Madagascar:

  • You can set up a one-off or regular online payment.
  • You can arrange a bank transfer, to the account below:
    DfM UK details
  • You can organise a fundraising event like a concert or personal challenge like a sponsored run to raise money from family and friends.
  • You can gift a donation for a birthday or wedding, etc, or ask for donations as gifts.
  • And you can also volunteer in Germany or the UK, or for doctors, through a placement in Madagascar.

WHO AUDITS DOCTORS FOR MADAGASCAR'S FINANCES?

Both Ärzte für Madagaskar e.V. in Germany and Doctors for Madagascar UK have their finances checked by external auditors.

In addition, ÄfM is signed up to the Transparent Civil Society Initiative of Transparency International, the associated documents are posted on the German website.

CAN I DO AN INTERNSHIP, MEDICAL ELECTIVE OR CLINICAL TRAINEESHIP IN MADAGASCAR?

Sadly this is not possible at this time. In our experience, placements in such a remote region of the country demand a high level of training, experience and ability to improvise. To keep these placements as effective as possible, we only send fully-trained doctors with several years experience and a good level of French.