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A Message to Our Community on Juneteenth

By Medical Teams International
Today is Juneteenth, a day of significance sometimes referred to as Emancipation Day, commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The recent tragic and public deaths of Black lives have caused our country to pursue a national reckoning over its roots steeped in centuries of racial...

World Refugee Day and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Medical Teams International Calls for Increased Awareness, Empathy, and Action

By Medical Teams International
(Portland, OR) JUNE 18, 2020—Medical Teams International, a global disaster response and humanitarian agency, is joining voices around the world in marking World Refugee Day this Saturday, June 20. Traditionally a day to acknowledge the strength and perseverance of 79.5 million refugees and...

Medical Teams International and Mary’s Place Partner to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

By Karen Piatt
Women and Families to be Tested at Three Sites, June 17-19 (Seattle, WA) JUNE 16, 2020—Medical Teams International is partnering with Mary’s Place to provide free COVID-19 testing to individuals and families this Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19. The testing is part of Medical Teams’...

Medical Teams Receives $200,000 Grant for COVID-19 Response from Center for Disaster Philanthropy

By Medical Teams International
(Portland, OR) JUNE 10, 2020— Medical Teams International is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $200,000 for its international COVID-19 response from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP). The funds will be used to support Medical Teams’ prevention and response work among refugee...

Medical Teams International Testing Veterans for COVID-19

By Lee Keller
Non-profit to test vulnerable communities throughout Greater Seattle (Seattle, WA) JUNE 1, 2020—Today, Portland-based nonprofit Medical Teams International (Medical Teams) joined the Compass Housing Alliance to test homeless and at-risk veterans for COVID-19. This is being done by Medical Teams...

Medical Teams International named “trustworthy organization” is a vetted COVID-19 Responder

By Medical Teams International
One of our core values at Medical Teams International is "We are Accountable." We believe it's important to show you exactly what your money is doing when you donate. You can have confidence that we put your donation to work right away to heal people in crisis. Now more than ever, in the middle...

Medical Teams International to Open COVID-19 Isolation Treatment Center in World’s Largest Refugee Camp

By Karen Piatt
 
Press Release
Isolation treatment center staff stand outside the clinic on the day of its inaugural ceremony, May 18, 2020. First Cases Confirmed Among Rohingya in Kutupalong, Bangladesh Refugee Camp (Portland, OR) MAY 19, 2020—With the first cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Kutupalong Refugee Camp in...

Medical Teams Puts Out Emergency Call for Dentists

By The Keller Group
 
Press Release
Medical Volunteers Also Needed in both Washington & Oregon (Portland, OR) MAY 18, 2020—With dental offices reopening this week in both Washington and Oregon, Portland-based nonprofit Medical Teams International (Medical Teams) is making an urgent call for volunteer dentists and dental...

RFP: Medical Teams Seeks Agency for Design Services & Project Implementation

By Medical Teams International
Medical Teams is looking for a new agency to visually tell our brand story in our U.S. office environments. This design implementation will occur in our headquarters in Portland, OR and our office in Seattle, WA. We are seeking an agency partner that has experience building a nonprofit or related...

Mobile Dental Van Supports Swedish COVID-19 Testing

By The Keller Group
Seattle, WA – (March 25, 2020)  As drive-thru screening sites become a valuable resource in the fight against COVID-19, Medical Teams International has dispatched one of its many Mobile Dental Clinic vans to support testing at Swedish Hospital Issaquah, reducing the burden on the emergency room and...

Medical Teams International Donates Personal Protection Supplies

By The Keller Group
First Shipments Left Portland Headquarters Today PORTLAND, Ore. (March 19, 2020) – As cases of COVID-19 continue to rapidly increase here and across the country, Medical Teams International (Medical Teams) today sorted and packed thousands of masks, gloves and other personal protection health...

Medical Teams President & CEO, Martha Holley Newsome, speaks at the Washington Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

By Medical Teams International
On Friday, March 6, 2020, Martha Holley Newsome presented the keynote address at the 79th annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast in Olympia, Washington. Modeled after the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington, D.C., the Governor's Prayer Breakfast was created for leaders to meet together...
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