About us

Fast Facts about Medical Teams International

  • We began in 1979 as Northwest Medical Teams.  
  • We currently send teams to 27 countries around the world.  
  • Medical Teams International has 10 field offices.  
  • We have sent more than 2,400 volunteer teams since 1979.  
  • More than 2,000 volunteers serve in our programs annually.  
  • We have shipped $1.4 billion worth of medicines and supplies since 1986. 
  • We provided $133 million in medicines and supplies to 66 countries in 2012. 
  • In 2012, we helped more than 2.7 million people in 70 countries. 
  • We work in both disaster relief and long-term development.  
  • We have excellent relationships with government and non-governmental organizations around the world. 
  • More than 97% of all donations go directly to our programs and services.  
  • Ron Post founded the organization and served as first president.  
  • Jeff Pinneo as the organization’s President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO).