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Doctors for Global Health, Inc. Overview
The mission of Doctors for Global Health is to promote health and foster other human rights with those most in need by accompanying communities, while educating and inspiring others to action.* To work with its partner organizations to bear witness for human rights and against human rights violations.* To educate and inspire others, especially students, by providing them information, opportunities for service, a human rights perspective, and "world citizen" role models. This objective is accomplished through lectures, presentations, publications, hand-on experiences, mentoring, and person-to-person discussion.* To directly sponsor non-profit, non-governmental projects deemed compatible with the principles of DGH. These include emphasizing Community Oriented Primary Care, Human Rights Promotion (Liberation Medicine), Volunteerism and a Democratic approach to the project's administration. Such projects provide interested individuals with the means of putting their volunteer spirit and ideas directly into action.
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I was first introduced to Doctors for Global Health (DGH) as one of the most transparent organizations in the realm of health and human rights. And it absolutely is.
It is entirely run by a dedicated team of volunteers committed to promoting health for all and challenging socio, political ...
I became involved when the group was forming because mutual friends/ colleages said I needed to meet Lanny Smith the founder. Over the years I have worked with the group as advisor, board member and supplier of volunteers (my students in medicine and public health) all of whom had wonderful ...
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I have worked with this organization since 2003, including more than a year on the ground in El Salvador. It has been a great experience. Among the highlights are:
--Strong connections with local people in El Salvador - DGH takes local leadership very seriously.
--Ability to have an impact from ...
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