My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Natural Doctors International, San Diego, CA, USA
NDI runs a free health clinic in Ometepe, Nicaragua, a town with little access to health care within one of the poorest counties in Central America. The doctors volunteer their time for (minimum) one year to service the clinic and become an integrated part of the community. On top of that, ALL of the medicine, supplements and equipment used by the clinic is collected by brigades of North American medical students who travel to the clinic for 10 day global health volunteer trips; in other words, the daily functioning of the clinic is COMPLETELY sustained by donated medicine from North American companies, and transported to the clinic by volunteer students. NDI is truly a model for effective, grassroots global health care. Everyone involved (myself as a past volunteer student) from patients, to doctors, to the students and our home-stay families within the community have been incredibly effected by the work that NDI does as an organization!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Support the administrative roles, to expand the ability of NDI to advertise and better facilitate/coordinate the organization; support the growth of more NDI clinics to other areas of the world
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