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MAP Annual Report 2007

MAP Annual Report 2007

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MAP Iraia Aua Rpr 2007
MedIcAl AssIstAnce PRogRAMs
www.map.r
Photo Credit: Hilary Duffy
 
You Did What?hose were the three inspiring words which launched this Christian ministryknown as Medical Assistance Programsin 1954. When Art Larson o the Schering Drug Company called the oices o theChristian Medical Society to say that hiscompany was donating 11 tons o medicines to be used to help people in poor countries, Dr. Ray Knighton said:“You did what?”What would transpire rom thatmomentous day in April 1954 could onlybe known to God. Who knew rom that moment that anew Christian ministry called MAPInternational would be born and over timenearly three billion dollars o lie-saving medicines would ind their way to helpheal the small bodies o children suering rom diseases and sicknesses you andI cannot comprehend nor easily pronounce their names.From that moment, God had plannedor MAP International to become aneective Christian health ministry to workor more than 54 years to save lives andhelp communities develop the capacity toimprove their own health and well-being.And rom that moment, God inspireddisciples like Ray Knighton to steward thisministry with a commitment toeectiveness, eiciency and accountability.So as you review MAP International’sannual report keep those three words inmind –
“you did what?” 
 Or, this is what God has inspired youand I to do through this ministry hecreated rom one single moment54 years ago.You did what? Well, last year, we provided more than $304 million inessential medicines, provided communityhealth education or thousands and prevented disease and sickness romspreading to countless others – all totaling an estimated 25 million beneiciaries o this Christian health ministry we know asMAP International.And we did all o this keeping ourcommitment to good stewardship.Our annual independent audits conirmthis, as do many charity watchdogs. Wehave been recognized by our peers or acommitment to uphold high standards. Webelieve that as Christians we should holdourselves to the highest standards, knowing that God has entrusted to us the resourcesneeded to carry out his work.Faithully,Sincerely,Michael J. Nyenhuis
Hah a Hp fr a Huri Wr
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MAP Iraia Aua Rpr 2007
 Accountability
For the 9th year in a row, Forbes magazine has recognized MAP with a nearly perfect score of 99 percent for charitable commitment and fundraising efficiency. That means 99 percent of MAP’sresources go to providing health and hope to the world’s poorest people.The BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance has listed MAP among those charities in the United States that meetits Standards for Charity Accountability, a stringent test that assesses charitable organizations based onissues such as governance, effectiveness, financial responsibility and fund raising. The Standards wereestablished to help donors make intelligent giving decisions and to develop confidence in charitableorganizations among the public.MAP International is recognized as a “Four Star” non-profit organization by Charity Navigator, America’spremier independent charity evaluator. MAP earned the rating because it “exceeds industry standardsand outperforms most charities in its cause.” Of more than 5,000 rated charities, MAP ranks in the top90 percent of organizations that have received the highest award possible.The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations and its members, in alliance with related organizations,is dedicated to the development, dissemination and adherence to high standards in the delivery of medical products to under-served people and disaster victims around the world.MAP is a charter member of the ECFA, an accreditation agency dedicated to helping faith-based charitiesearn the public’s trust through adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. Founded in1979, it is comprised of more than 1,200 organizations that must meet strict standards regarding boardgovernance, financial transparency, integrity in fund-raising, and proper use of charity resources
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