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Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Health, International, International Academic Exchange, International Relief, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: PMI exists to provide sustainable, quality healthcare to those in need while increasing accessibility to global medical missions.

Results: PMI has opened a fully-functional medical centre in Masindi, Uganda and is opening their second centre in Viejo, Nicaragua. PMI is projected to serve 45,000 people by the end of 2012. PMI is projected to serve 100,000 people by the end of 2015.

Geographic areas served: Masindi, Uganda Viejo, Nicaragua

Programs: The organization operated an outpatient clinic in masindi, kitara, uganda, serving the medical needs of the ugandan people.

the organization operated a clinic in el viejo, nicaragua, serving the medical needs of the nicaraguan people.

the organization began the process of opening a clinic in burundi and began serving patients in march, 2014.

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Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Chris95

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Palmetto Medical Initiative is an amazing organization. I volunteered in May of 2012 to Uganda and will be on the December 2012 trip to Nicaragua. This is by far one of the best medical non-profits in the world. They are a talented group of individuals teamed with expert leadership and the skills necessary to change the world. Their sustainable model is a very successful and unique one that you do not see in other organizations. If you want you life to be changed, volunteer with PMI. I dare you.

Lauren34

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough amazing things about Palmetto Medical Initiative! I went on a trip with PMI to Uganda in hopes of changing the lives of Ugandan people in need, but it ended up that they forever changed my life. The experience was incredible and the mission of PMI is amazing. Thank God for organizations who dare to dream big and figure out ways to genuinely help people across the globe!

Trish9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonproft changed my life, and it is changing lives every day. Palmetto Medical Initiative has created a model for sustainable healthcare in developing countries and it is working! The vision from its founders and the passion of its supporters has made this nonprofit stand out, and now other projects around the world want to know how they are doing it. I volunteered with this organization on a one week trip to Uganda while I was in nursing school to gain some more nursing practice and because I like to travel. I came back from that trip with so much more than some new nursing skills. It changed my entire perspective on life. This organization is providing hope, its drastically improving the communities it enters into around the world, and its changing the lives of everyone who gets involved. I can't wait to see what their future holds!

Elizabeth78

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PMI is an outstanding organization. It has taken the time and forethought to approach health care in a manner that supports the local community, and allows the community members to take ownership of their health, and pride in their facilities. The short-term trips are seamlessly run, and the long-term plan has been unbelievably successful. This organization supports health care, and missions as they should be! Changing the world, one city at a time! I can't wait to return for my third trip this year!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent at providing a great experience in a SUSTAINABLE model. You won't regret participation in this nonprofit, and is guaranteed to change your life!

Michael129

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with many non-profits and medical mission organizations, for 15 years in as many countries: Palmetto Medical Initiative does it RIGHT. They have successfully built high-quality, self-sustaining, local-run medical clinics, even a labor and delivery ward, in Uganda. They are now starting to build 5 similar clinics in Nicaragua, then expanding to other countries as resources permit. They are host 8 medical teams each year to provide high-level specialty medical and surgical care, and support and train the local physicians. To go on one of their trips, is a certain life-changing experience, challenging us all to lead a life of real significance.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to Uganda as well with PMI. This organization is run by the most talented and capable group of young people that I have ever worked with. They offer SO much more than any other medical mission out there, and they will be successful. The trips are open to any and everyone and I HIGHLY recommend going.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have traveled to Africa (Uganda) with this group to participate in a medical mission trip, and it was simply outstanding. I highly recommend checking out this group if you are interested in foreign medical missions, tropical disease, international hospital administration, Africa, medical education, or just a great cause to get involved with.