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One Good Turn

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Care, Health Support, Public Health

Mission: One Good Turn provides practical medical education and culturally sensitive medical care to neglected communities worldwide.

Results: 33 total projects completed in 11 countries across 4 continents serving 1 world. 36,000 patients have received compassionate medical care from our team. 107 communities and organizations have partnered with us. 920 hours of practical, sustainable medical education provided to community health workers around the world. 2,500 medical education topics taught. 250+ local health workers trained.

Target demographics: community health workers with little to no formal training provide the best care for their communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 60 health workers trained, 4100 patients seen, 9 community health initiatives implemented, 400+ hours of in-country medical education,

Geographic areas served: neglected communities worldwide

Programs: practical medical education, training, and resources at an educationally appropriate level and with respect to the community's unique culture, language, beliefs, and values.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

OGT is an amazing organization that is truly making a difference. Seeing how this team respects and empowers the local communities they work with worldwide is inspiring. I’m proud to be a supporter of such a thoughtful and considerate nonprofit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

OGT is doing wonderful work for those that need it. I’m proud to be a supporter.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They’re an incredible group of people doing some incredible work

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One Great Turn is such an incredible organization that is truly making a positive impact on the world. They have so much compassion for life and helping others. It has been so great to interact with and follow this organization as it continues to grow.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There's such a need for organizations like this one and One Good Turn is a great example of how one dedicated team can make a huge difference. I've been following their work for over a year now and it's been such a source of hope for me and my family! Keep bringing aid to those who need it the most!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dr. Messer and the rest of the OGT team are incredible humanitarians championing a worthy cause. Their efforts are not only compassionate but empowering. Their work is respectful to local communities and cultures while delivering care to high need populations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One Good Turn provides health care to those "end of the road" communities where care is scarce. They do this in a thoughtful, culturally appropriate manner, first performing a needs assessment, and then following through with program tailored to the specific community. They also provide both healthcare training to local people and medical supplies. Both Ann and Annie are consummate professionals, who are passionate about the service they provide.

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Donor

Rating: 5

One Good Turn is an inspiring organization taking on challenging issues in developing countries. Beyond providing hands-on medical treatment, educating the health workers in the communities One Good Turn visits is vitally important for providing the proper treatment for their patients, and leaves a lasting effect that helps to improve the care and quality of life for the communities they serve. Dr. Messer and her team are inspiring humanitarians who work hard to be very respectful of the local cultures and adapt their practices and educational training to the regional medical issues the health workers are likely to encounter. Keep up the great work!

1 AnnieAlb

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One Good Turn fills a role that many global health organizations do not. Their work focuses on education in addition to care. Instead of one-off clinics, they work with local health providers, teaching them how to care for their own communities. I have followed Dr. Messer and her team for a long time. Her work is inspiring and amazing to watch

2 Leighann M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is amazing because it recognizes the importance of medical education in developing countries, while respecting the local culture and needs! The employees and volunteers care so much about the local people and the work they do.