Providing health and social assistance to victims of conflicts and crises is MAGNA’s top priority. Suffering from infectious diseases neglected by local governments is another major area of MAGNA's program focus. We aim to provide adequate treatment and care to people affected by diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, cholera, and others. MAGNA also responds to the needs of people excluded from access to basic health services, and assists disaster victims. MAGNA's decision to intervene in times of crisis is based solely on our independent assessment and people’s needs, never on political, economic, or religious interests. Projects are characterized in detail before they launch, and are evaluated throughout their duration. Clearly defined quantitative as well as qualitative targets are revised as necessary. It is only these clearly defined needs that determine the duration of our intervention, which are defined and then reviewed during the mission. We assess projects and needs on an ongoing basis using a standardized data collection system and ongoing studies. MAGNA is committed to ensuring that aid actually reaches those for whom it was intended. For this reason, we insist our field workers receive access to health care facilities, communicate with people on the spot, and can therefore independently assess the need for assistance. MAGNA implements and operates its projects on its own. In rare cases, we may also provide financial support to other humanitarian organizations, community groups, or healthcare facilities with which we’re working in a particular area.