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Medical Teams International Sends 9th Team to Haiti

by Megan Streng | Dec 05, 2013

(PORTLAND, OR Feb 6, 2010) Leaving Portland International Airport on Sunday, February 14th Medical Teams International’s ninth team is leaving Sunday, Feb. 14, for Haiti. All five team members will leave from PDX at 6 a.m. on American Airlines flight 1282. If you would like to interview them, please meet at the American Airlines ticket counter at 4:45 a.m.

About the team:

Stephen Sethi, MD:
◦Resident of Tualatin, OR
◦Works for Providence Newberg Medical Center
◦5th team with MTI; former destinations: Haiti (twice), Bolivia and Bosnia

Mary Burry, MD:
◦Resident of Portland, OR
◦Wife of Team 3 member, Tom Hoggard
◦16th team with Medical Teams International; 18th year with us; former destinations: Albania, Kenya, Honduras, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Ethiopia (3), Mozambique (2), Turkey
◦12th disaster relief team with Medical Teams International

Enrico Selga, RN:
◦Resident of Vancouver, WA
◦6th team with Medical Teams International; former destinations: Uganda, Liberia (4)
◦5th disaster relief team with Medical Teams International

Andy Mittelman, RN:
◦Resident of Portland, OR
◦2nd team with Medical Teams International; former destination: Macedonia

Heather (Deborah) Foster, RN:
◦Resident of Milwaukie, OR
◦14 team with Medical Teams International; 9th year with us; former destinations: Nicaragua (2), Oaxaca – Mexico (3), Haiti, Bolivia, El Salvador (3), Peru, Honduras (2)
◦2nd disaster relief team with Medical Teams International

Since 1979, Medical Teams International has shipped more than $1.3 billion in antibiotics, surgical kits and lifesaving medicines to care for 45 million people in 100 countries around the world. More than 2,600 volunteers meet the needs of people worldwide each year. Donations can be made by calling (503) 624-1000 or by logging on to www.medicalteams.org.