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Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: To improve medical care in developing countries through medical program development, education, direct patient care, diagnostic support, medical device donations, medical supply donations, and community outreach support with the support of medical volunteers. earthMed is an independent, non-sectarian, non-political organization, providing carefully planned, appropriate services changing in response to the changing needs of those we support, and fostering an atmosphere of growth within the organization to improve our abilities to better carry out our mission.

Results: earthMed cardiothoracic surgeon John R. Handy, Jr., M.D., director of Providence Thoracic Surgery and co-director of the Providence Thoracic Oncology Program in Portland, Oregon, led earthMed's volunteer charitable medical mission to Ulaanbataar, Mongolia in May 2013, and will be returning in October 2016. earthMed has a long-standing relationship with the Mongolian health care system, providing personnel and material support for thoracic and cardiac surgery development. While in Mongolia, our team provided needs assessment, needed medical supplies, ran surgical clinics, performed thoracic surgery and participated in postoperative recovery in collaboration with our Mongolian colleagues. Our team operated in the Shastin Hospital (Hospital #3), the Infectious Disease Hospital (a.k.a. the TB Hospital) and the Traumatology Center. earthMed laid groundwork for aiding and expanding Mongolian medical capability into other medical and surgical arenas (e.g. pancreatic-hepatobiliary surgery.)

Geographic areas served: Mongolia

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Rating: 5

Love how they are helping people who need medical treatment and equipment in developing counties. Volunteers paying their own way go to these counties and help set up equipment and work with the counties doctors to see more patients.