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Programs: For 20 years, PFP volunteers have assisted about 100,000 patients and health care professionals in developing countries. Academic Centers of Global Health enable faculty and medical students at US universities to participate with PFP to assist developing countries to receive medical training. The expertise in medical curriculum at these universities would be paired with PFP?s experience and partnerships in developing countries. Universities participating include Columbia,Virginia,George Washington, Old Dominion,and Eastern Virginia Medical School. A program in the Dominican Republic involving young women is the ?Resource Mothers? program.With the high mortality rates,a hospital requested this program for young women from poor barrios.Each woman is paired with an experienced mother, a ?Resource Mother,? who educates them, arranges pre-natal visits, navigates the hospital, attends the delivery, and continues to mentor the new mother throughout the first year of the child?s life. Children in Central America experience a high number of serious burns.These burns caused hospitals in Nicaragua and Guatemala to request volunteers from PFP to carry out multi-year training for a rehabilitation program.This program emphasizes burn compression garments,masks,and splints for treatment rather than burn reconstructive surgery due to the shortage of surgeons. As a result of PFP?s periodic training sessions and supplies,Nicaragua has been able to treat 1,900 patients in the past 4 years and Guatemala has treated 800 patients in 3 years.The burn rehabilitation program is underway in Honduras,the Dominican Republic,and the West Bank. In Turkey, PFP initiated a rehabilitation program for amputees.This training program enables health professionals to fit,cast,and manufacture a prosthetic with donated supplies.PFP also collects donated prosthetics and re-manufacturers them to donate to its partners.The Philippines, Haiti,the Dominican Republic,Guatemala,and Iraq participate in this program. Patients receive prosthetics generated by the training.International and local Rotary Clubs have provided grants for these programs. With a cadre of specialists,PFP also offers continuing medical education in cardiology, pediatrics,ophthalmology,pediatric urology,neurosurgery,obstetrics and gynecology,and reproductive health.

Through education and training, we work to increase the medical capability of underserved nations, thereby improving lives, and serve as aninspiration and model for better relations among nations to empowerpeople to develop to their full potential.

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This organization works with ahost countries that request education and training for specific medical needs. I have gone on four missions and have met the most compasionate members of the medical and nursing communities through them. Their work enables thousands of meidcal peronal all around the ... more »
t box (I reattach your blog below so that you can copy it in). Our team of two registered nurses, two occupational therapists and a psychologist has just returned from a four-day mission to Santiago, Dominican Republic. Our efforts were spent helping train healthcare professionals in a ... more »
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I have been on 4 trips to Africa with Physicians for Peace (PFP). Physicians for Peace is a program that promotes health care education. I work with the Maternal-Child Program . In Monrovia Liberia we taught midwives and midwifery students how to use a partograph to improve birth outcomes of ... more »
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