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Celebrating 40 Years

Over the past 40 years, Medical Teams International has implemented programs to improve the overall health of communities, placing emphasis on equipping local health facilities and building trust in health systems so that they will thrive when we are gone.

Timeline: 40 Years of Love in Action

From the launch of our organization in 1979, to our calling in 2019 — read about what it’s like to experience 40 years of love in action with Medical Teams International.

From Trauma to Thankfulness

Our team first met Harun in 2018, when he was 8 years old and had narrowly escaped the brutal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The story of how his family became refugees — and the trauma he experienced —…

When Children’s Art Helps Heal a Community

Our work to provide loving care means that we don’t stop once physical needs are met. We continue working to meet people’s emotional needs as well. Our team on the ground has launched innovative programs to harness the joy and optimism of the Rohingya youth and make an impact on the entire community. Community Health Workers are the hands and feet that make that happen in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp.

More Alike Than Different: Meeting With Syrian Mothers

It takes courage for refugee mothers to leave their tents and spend an hour with Christina, the mental health worker from Medical Teams International. For 6 weeks, these ladies will speak candidly about their experiences fleeing from Syria to Lebanon, caring for multiple children, wondering where their husbands were, and worrying for their children’s future. All the while, living in close vicinity to neighbors without privacy.

What Are Dental Care Deserts?

We are concerned about the thousands of people who are without dental insurance who can’t afford this life-saving care. Imagine having to travel multiple hours just to see a dentist, and then not being able to afford it. We are in a dental care crisis where the need is greater than the ability to fulfill it.

Malaria’s Deadly Waiting Game

Mosquito nets save lives in refugee camps plagued by deadly malaria.

Hurricane Dorian Turns Paradise Into A Disaster Zone

“Dorian won’t budge” warned the National Hurricane Center in its hourly update on September 2. Slow moving and deadly, Hurricane Dorian hung over the Bahamas, trapping people for nearly two days. Now we’re seeing the devastation left in the wake of the Category 5 storm. Hurricane Dorian pummeled homes, flooded roads and took lives. The Bahamas…

3 Reasons You Should Care About What Happens Globally

There is so much happening in our own country that it’s hard to stay informed about what’s going on around the world. Sometimes big stories from other countries don’t even break through the U.S. news cycle. And that lack of…

No Other Option: Morjan’s Story

“We had no choice – they left us no options. They were chopping necks. They were raping women. We had to leave.” Morjan tells of her escape to Bangladesh.