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Phone: 415.957.9000
995 Market St
Ste 1104

San Francisco
California 94103

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Target demographics: Our clients are students from all over the world who want to explore what health care and public health provision is like in developing countries, as well as many academic institutions wanting to bring exciting programming to their students and trainees. In addition, we create social entrepreneur opportunities for local communities who are able to host and teach students from afar about local culture, realities, illness, and wellness. To date, we have enrolled over 7,000 students from 40 countries in our global health education programs.

The fees our volunteers pay go to support local underserved communities where we work. Our overhead is 4.8% (2007 independent audit)

Direct beneficiaries per year: 700+ students and 250+ CFHI community partners (doctors and businesses, NGOs)

Geographic areas served: Worldwide, with a focus on the US, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa, and India.

Programs: GLOBAL HEALTH INTERNSHIPS : Experience global health through 4 to 16 week programs in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico & South Africa. Open to all with an interest in global health/medicine.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS: CFHI indirectly provides critical medical services to our partners abroad. Support CFHI's efforts in bringing village-based health care to underserved areas.

HEALTH PROMOTER TRAINING: CFHI trains community-based health workers and teaches local members about preventive medicine and public health issues. Equipped with medicines and supplies physicians often see over 400 patients in a month.

MEDICAL SUPPLY RECOVERY: CFHI ships medical equipment and supplies and distributes them to our International partner organizations and other needy communities worldwide.

Founded in 1992, Child Family Health International is a global family of committed professionals and students who work to strengthen communities at the grassroots level. We are united by a vision of advancing quality healthcare for all by creating global health education programs that are socially responsible and financially just.
-->Established in 1992

-->20+ sites in 6 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, South Africa)

-->7,000+ volunteers have completed programs to date

-->Supports & works with 250+ medical professionals around the world

-->Donated over $10 million in medical supplies/equipment

-->Offers professional development opportunities to global medical partners

-->Academic Partners include UC Davis, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, etc.

-->Awarded Special Consultative Status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) Economic and Social Council, July 2008

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I just returned from a CFHI trip to Bolivia. I participated in the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in La Paz, Bolivia program. I had a wonderful experience and definitely feel that the time I spent participating in the program will have a positive impact on my future career as a pediatrician. I ... more »
I recently participated in the CFHI program of Realities and Healthcare inequities in Oaxaca, Mexico. This has definitely been one of the most amazing trips I've been on. Not only did I get to be immersed in a magnificent culture but I was able to learn medical terminology in Spanish which is very ... more »
I participated in the CFHI Dentistry and Oral Health program in Quito, Ecuador. WOW, what an experience of a lifetime! I worked with a government owned dental clinic in central Quito, a beautiful colonial town. The staff there was great, kind, and always patient. For two weeks, I volunteered at the ... more »
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