● The US government is often involved in many crises to which MSF responds. It is important that we remain independent from these—and indeed any—government agendas or political positioning in order to be perceived as neutral, lest we hurt MSF’s ability to operate a program and/or secure the safety of our staff.
 
● Government programs such as USAID and PEPFAR often have strings attached and political agendas that could thwart our ability to deliver appropriate medical aid.
 
● Programs like USAID also have strict treasury requirements that we cannot always adhere to (such as turning over personal information about our international staff members).