Friday, September 17, 2010

Physicians for Peace

My Thumbs Up Award to: Physicians for Peace!
Here is what they are about:

Who We Are

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Physicians for Peace was founded in 1989, dedicated to the ideal that health care in the developing world can best be improved by providing training and education to health care professionals in those countries. When we send one volunteer medical professional overseas, that person might train 10 of their peers in-country, who will later heal thousands or tens of thousands of patients in the world’s most underserved populations.

By focusing on long-term, sustainable, replicable medical education and training, we send teams of medical volunteers — including physicians, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals — to places where their teaching and healing skills are needed most. Since its inception, Physicians for Peace has made hundreds of trips to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and beyond, changing the lives of countless thousands of people along the way.

The programs, missions and volunteers of Physicians for Peace transform the lives of countless thousands of patients in some of the neediest regions of the world. But we can only carry out this work with your support. Your gifts of time, materials and funding are what allow us to continue providing critical care and education in the developing world. We thank you for that support.

Mission | Vision | Values

Through education and training, to increase the medical capabilities of underserved nations, thereby improving lives, serving as an inspiration and model for better relations among nations and empowering people to develop to their full potential.

Building peace and international friendships through medicine.


* Build peace and international friendships through medicine
* Provide quality medical services and heathcare education
* Build programs that can become self-sustaining and allow Physicians for Peace to exit
* Utilize volunteers to lead and execute education and training missions
* Develop revenue streams to adequately support the implementation of programs and missions
* Engage in collaborative and strategic partnerships (staff, volunteers, in-country and other NGOs)
* Define and measure impact

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