To Our Volunteers – Thank You for Your Time
Over the past 40 years, volunteers have given of their time and talents, touching millions of lives. Whether a hurricane, a famine, a refugee crisis or a pandemic, they’ve shown up. Read about just a few of the ways volunteers have answered the call to serve in the last few months.
Hope for a Guatemalan Hospital
At Medical Teams International, we provide life-saving medical care for vulnerable individuals around the world. Now that COVID-19 has entered every country where we work, access to critical medical supplies for our health care workers is more important than ever.
3 Ways to Help Fight COVID-19
In this global fight against COVID-19, every bit of help matters. From the scientists working to develop vaccines to the people sewing masks to restaurant owners sending meals to exhausted doctors and nurses — we’re all in this together. At…
Love in Action in the Time of Coronavirus
It’s hard to believe that an animal-borne disease from the other side of the world has, over the course of four months, spread to more than 200,000 people in 156 countries across the globe. For those of us in the…
9 Years of War and No End in Sight
On March 15, 2011, a war erupted within Syria. It began when civil protests, born out of discontent with the Syrian government, were violently suppressed. The protests turned into an armed conflict that has continued for nine years — spread…
Two Women. Two Windows.
Kashindi sits silently on a bench, her gaze fixed on the floor, a stoic expression revealing the resiliency within. Her third pregnancy has been much more difficult than the others. Rapid breathing, dizziness, weakness, a lack of appetite — these…
If You Build It, Will They Come?
While more than 100,000 Rohingya refugees came through our clinic doors for consultation and treatment last year alone, far too many women remain hesitant to make the short journey from their homes to receive medical care. It’s because of the unknown.
Reflections on Venezuela From a Mobile Dental Van
What would it take to leave everything you know behind? To have a well-established job as a medical professional in your home country, and to watch as food and medicine prices in your local store skyrocket to entirely unaffordable amounts? What would it be like to decide that it would be better – and safer – to leave it all behind than to stay?
Boldly Breaking Barriers 4.2 Million Times
Supporters like you had a tremendous impact on people’s lives last year, and we’re excited to share just a handful of accomplishments before the release of our full 2019 Annual Report. Every number on this page represents a person. Someone…
Far From Home: 5 Refugee & Migrant Crises to Watch in 2020
We live in a world where 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. War, genocide, starvation and economic crisis are forcing individuals to flee for their lives. We want to share the “why” behind five of the…