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Causes: Health, Health Support, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: The BTER Foundation is dedicated to advancing health care through education and research in biotherapy. We accomplish this mission with the following vision in mind at all times: Universal access to quality health care requires mutual support of patients, health care providers, researchers, and policy makers. Working together, we can optimize the quality of care for all. Biotherapy is the use of live animals to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of illness. Examples of biotherapy include service animals (such as guide dogs), wound therapy with leeches (hirudotherapy) or maggots (also known as "maggot therapy," "maggot debridement therapy" [MDT], "larval therapy," or (biodebridement") and even "good germs" that can rid us of "bad germs" (phage therapy, for example, whereby viral parasites of specific pathogenic bacteria search and destroy those bacteria).

Programs: Production of educational films, research and training

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