Who we are
Medical Teams International is a Christian global health organization, demonstrating the love of Christ to people affected by disaster,conflict and poverty. We deliver medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. We respond to disasters around the world—and here at home—by sending teams of volunteer medical professionals and medical supplies to care for the sick and injured. We also mobilize long-term health promotion initiatives, collaborating with established partners within each community to ensure that our programs have a sustainable impact.
Formerly Northwest Medical Teams, Medical Teams International was founded in 1979 when Oregon businessman Ron Post was moved to action by a news report detailing the plight of starving refugees on the Thai-Cambodian border. Ron organized 27 medical volunteers within two weeks to bring desperately-needed supplies and medical care to the refugees.
In the past 32 years, Medical Teams International has sent out more than 2,400 volunteer teams.
Last year alone, we helped more than 2.7 million people in 70 countries..
Medical Teams International is uniquely positioned to leverage every dollar of funding for maximum impact through the efforts of volunteers. Last year, we mobilized 2,172 volunteers to ship and administer $133 million in donated medical supplies.
A $30 donation leverages $3,361 worth of medicines and medical supplies.