Facts

  • The health problems that account for much of the global divide in health—including parasitic and infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies, and childbirth complications—are concentrated among the poorest people within the poorest countries.
  • In emerging countries, people suffer from preventable health problems—such as infectious diseases, malnutrition, and complications of childbirth—simply because they are poor.
  • Wide gaps in health status between poorer and better-off people are often avoidable and unfair, reflecting different socioeconomic constraints and opportunities rather than different individual choices.
  • Epidemics occur as an aftermath of disasters and catastrophes and often emerging countries are unable to control due to financial and socioeconomic reasons
  • Many initiatives to improve the health of the poorest people have been unsuccessful
  • For more than 1 billion people worldwide living on less than US $1 per day, health services and modern medicines are still out of reach.
  • The diseases that affect the poorest people attract relatively little research and development spending worldwide.

What We Do

  • First responders
    • Since 2010, in disasters and catastrophes that have occurred in Haiti and the Philippines we have sent teams as first responders to address the aftermath. This team assesses the needs of the areas and this data is used to plan future missions.
  • Promoting Primary and Essential Health Care
    • Our medical team provides basic primary care to neglected areas. Our team is composed of internists, pediatricians, nurses, allied health professionals and educators. Aside from infectious diseases, we provide management for common chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, malnutrition and women’s health issues. In this regard, we have provided medications and resources for thousands of patients.
  • Developing Partnerships
    • We work closely with the local leadership, government and health care staff to support them to deliver health services to poor and vulnerable segments of society even after we have left.
  • Mobilizing Community Resources
    • Recent missions have mobilized community resources in innovative ways to improve the health of the poor. These approaches have included training of community health workers through health fairs, the involvement of traditional leaders, and local delivery of services.

Our Impact

  • We bridged the gap between the need for health care and gaining access to it.
  • Through the concept of “Boots on ground” we have hand delivered thousands of medication to thousands of patients.
  • We prevented infections and epidemics resulting from natural disasters through first responders, medical management and education.
  • We provided basic medical equipment to local facilities and their satellite clinics
  • We trained more than a hundred health care workers on the importance of clean water, handwashing, dental care, personal hygiene, infection control specifically malaria and cholera. These HCW were also trained on basic medical skills such as: taking temperature and blood pressure, point of care for diabetes and the use of nebulizers.


How Can You Help?

  • Donate today and help us provide medical care to villages and areas of our mission trips.

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