Analyze Homepage | MSF Southern Africa Medical Unit

SAMU (Southern Africa Medical Unit) is the medical division of MSF South Africa. Click here to learn how we provide support relating to HIV and TB to MSF.

Page load speed analysis

  • 60/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    1.4 sec

  • Resources loaded

    9.2 sec

  • Page rendered

    733 ms

  • Total page load time

    11.3 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 1.4 sec and then it took 9.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 85% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 68.7 kB
    Images 2.5 MB
    Javascripts 366.2 kB
    CSS 514.5 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 3.4 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 2.5 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 68.7 kB
    • After minification 65.0 kB
    • After compression 13.1 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 55.6 kB or 81% of the original size.

    • Original 2.5 MB
    • After optimization 2.3 MB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Samu MSF images are well optimized though.

    • Original 366.2 kB
    • After minification 345.8 kB
    • After compression 107.4 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 258.8 kB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 514.5 kB
    • After minification 431.9 kB
    • After compression 92.6 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 421.8 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • wp-emoji-release.min.js
  • style.css
  • skeleton.css
  • responsive.css
  • styles.css
  • front.css
  • bootstrap.css
  • bootstrap-theme.min.css
  • tribe-events-full.min.css
  • tribe-events-theme.min.css
  • settings.css
  • captions.css
  • dashicons.min.css
  • thickbox.css
  • styles.css
  • jquery.js
  • jquery-migrate.min.js
  • bootstrap.min.js
  • jquery.cookie.js
  • front.js
  • jquery.themepunch.plugins.min.js
  • jquery.themepunch.revolution.min.js
  • easing.js
  • fitvids.js
  • css
  • comment-reply.min.js
  • jquery.form.min.js
  • scripts.js
  • auto-thickbox.js
  • shortcodes.js
  • bootstrap.js
  • superfish.js
  • mobilemenu.js
  • functions.js
  • prettyPhoto.js
  • twitter.js
  • basic.css
  • bootstrap.css
  • shortcodes.css
  • flexslider.css
  • prettyPhoto.css
  • ga.js
  • forrst.png
  • dribbble.png
  • rss.png
  • SAMU_LOGO-.png
  • search.png
  • msf1a.jpg
  • msf_slider1.jpg
  • MSF572971-1024x679.jpg
  • Screen-Shot-2015-09-14-at-3.59.46-PM.png
  • handover.jpg
  • timer.png
  • Screen-Shot-2016-03-07-at-6.28.52-AM-460x300.png
  • MSF50147-south-africa-460x300.jpg
  • MSF20879-Mozambique-460x300.jpg
  • Screenshot-2015-12-14-10.44.02.png
  • Screenshot-2015-08-17-11.26.58-e1447188957640-460x300.png
  • Screenshot-2015-08-02-23.23.10-460x300.png
  • Screenshot-2015-07-04-18.24.23.png
  • Screenshot-2014-04-06-22.19.14-460x300.png
  • Reaching-Closer-to-Home-image-456x300.png
  • Screenshot-2013-12-04-18.39.14-460x300.png
  • B+-woman-261x300.png
  • Disclosure-card.png
  • sputum-induction_.jpg
  • Late-Presenters-Poster_final-e1448249184187-460x300.jpeg
  • TB-associated-IRIS.png
  • Image-of-an-Optic-Disc-460x300.png
  • stripes.png
  • overlay-link.png
  • glyphicons-halflings-white.png
  • map.png
  • arrow4.png
  • __utm.gif
  • loader.gif
  • loadingAnimation.gif
  • shadow3.png
  • Eh9ZVPLDFF2xhCIl_We4NA.ttf
  • coloredbg.png
  • bullet.png
  • small_left.png
  • small_right.png
  • slider-prev.png
  • slider-next.png
  • retina.css
  • tribe-events-full-mobile.min.css
  • tribe-events-theme-mobile.min.css

Our browser made a total of 89 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 96% of them (85 requests) were addressed to the original, 2% (2 requests) were made to and 1% (1 request) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (4.5 sec) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 87 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Samu MSF. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 22 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 23 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.









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IP address

This IP address is dedicated to This is the best domain hosting practice .

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IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 300
NS 300
NS 300
NS 300
NS 300

Language and encoding

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EN en language flag


EN en language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

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Visitor World Map

The server of is located in United States, but, unfortunately, we cannot identify the countries where the visitors come from and thus it’s impossible to define if the distance can potentially affect the page load time.

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Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Samu MSF. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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