Angels in Medicine

Organizations We Follow

Following is a list of organizations we have written about over the years. Click on the links to learn more about them.

Afya Foundation
Afya’s mission is to improve global health by rescuing surplus medical supplies and delivering them to underserved health systems around the world.
Amazon Promise
Amazon Promise is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization founded to provide desperately needed medical and dental care to remote populations living in the Upper Amazon Basin of Northeastern Peru. Peruvian operations are headquartered in the jungle city of Iquitos where they provide medical services, cervical cancer screening and treatment, and health education to its residents and neighboring Belen.
Asian Liver Center at Stanford University School of Medicine
The Asian Liver Center is the first non-profit organization in the U.S. that addresses the disproportionately high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans. Founded in 1996, the center addresses the gaps in the fight against hepatitis B through a four-pronged approach of collaboration, advocacy, research, and education & outreach (CARE). The ultimate goal of the Center is to eliminate the transmission and stigma of hepatitis B, and reduce deaths from liver cancer and liver disease caused by chronic hepatitis B.
Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children's Hospital
BIPAI is the largest care and treatment network based at an academic institution supporting programs for HIV-infected and -affected children. BIPAI Headquarters and its network of nine affiliated, independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) together provide pediatric and maternal healthcare for vulnerable populations around the world.
The Carter Center - Health Programs
A leader in the eradication and elimination of diseases, the Center fights six preventable diseases -- Guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria in Hispaniola -- by using health education and simple, low-cost methods. The Center also strives to improve maternal and child health in Sudan and Nigeria and improve access to mental health care globally.
CCAE: Cervical Cancer Action for Elimination
CCAE is a network of organizations working together to accelerate global progress towards a world free from cervical cancer. They support a three-prong approach: HPV vaccination, screening and treatment of precancerous lesions, and treatment and palliative care for women with cervical cancer.
Doctors for Global Health
Doctors for Global Health is a private, not-for-profit organization promoting health, education, art and other human rights throughout the world. Its mission is to improve health and foster other human rights with those most in need by accompanying communities, while educating and inspiring others to action.
Doctors of the World
Doctors of the World provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable people, wherever they are. They seek out marginalized populations and build long-term, sustainable healthcare infrastructures in places society would prefer to ignore.
Engineers Without Borders USA
Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Their highly skilled volunteers work with communities to find appropriate solutions for their infrastructure needs.
Flying Doctors of America
For almost 30 years, Flying Doctors of America has been bringing together teams of physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health care professionals to care for people who would not receive medical care. They operate under the “Mother Teresa Principle,” focusing on the poorest of the poor.
FOCOS Hospital
Ther mission of FOCOS Hospital is to provide access to optimum orthopedic care to improve the quality of life in Ghana and other countries. The cases that they have helped fund are among the most severe in the world.
GAIA Vaccine Foundation
GAIA Vaccine Foundation's mission is to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the under-served and promote the development of globally relevant, globally accessible vaccines that can be distributed on a not-for-profit basis in the developing world. They work closely with community clinics in Bamako, Mali.
Grounds for Health
The mission of Grounds for Health is to reduce cervical cancer among women in developing countries, especially focusing on women in coffee growing regions of the world.
Articles on Angels in Medicine:
Grounds for Health: Using Vinegar to Save Women's Lives
Health Care Without Walls (formerly Women of Means)
Health Care Without Walls was founded on the premise that women experiencing poverty and homelessness were falling through the healthcare safety net and needed attention. The vision of the founder was to create a new model of care that would break down the access barriers for these women and families in collaboration with existing programs.
Himalayan Cataract Project
The Himalayan Cataract Project works to cure needless blindness with the highest quality care at the lowest cost.
Himalayan Health Exchange
HHE focuses on providing medical care to needy people within a region spanning four states located in the Indian Himalayas. The group sponsors yearly trips for volunteers. They have built five permanent clinics that provide year-round care to patients living in some of the most remote regions of the Western Himalayas.
Articles on Angels in Medicine:
Reaching New Heights: The Himalayan Health Exchange
In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantees healthier futures for women and their families. Affiliated with Johns Hopkins, they focus on family planning and reproductive health, maternal and child health, infection prevention and control, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases.
KMET: Kisumu Medical and Education Trust
KMET is an indigenous Kisumu-based nongovernmental organization established to promote quality in health and education services across Kenya. KMET champions for access to quality and comprehensive reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health among undeserved communities.
Lackey Clinic
The mission of the Lackey Clinic in Virginia is to provide skilled, compassionate healthcare and counseling to the medically disadvantaged in a manner that honors the name of Jesus Christ.
Medical Teams International
MTI is a Christian organization that provides care to people in refugee camps, survivors of natural disasters, mothers and children in war zones and conflict areas, and a mobile dental clinic in Washington and Oregon.
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)
MSF provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Their teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most hired locally.
Mission Plasticos
Mission Plasticos is dedicated to improving lives through reconstructive plastic surgery in the United States and worldwide, primarily for children. By performing surgery free of charge for underserved individuals, with traumatic injuries, disfigurement as a result of cancer and congenital deformities, volunteer medical teams alleviate suffering, both physical and emotional.
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
The mission of NAFC is focused on the issues and needs of the 2 million medically underserved people throughout the U.S. and the more than 1,400 free and charitable clinics and charitable pharmacies that serve them.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Grounded in human rights and social justice, the NHCHC mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness.
North by Northeast Community Health Center
NxNE is the only medical clinic in Oregon devoted to African American/Black health. It exists to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by offering primary care services and health education and promotion focused on the African American/Black community.
Operation Smile
Operation Smile currently provides world-class cleft care in more than 30 countries with help from thousands of volunteers representing more than 60 countries.
Orbis International
Orbis is an international non-profit that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness. With its network of partners they mentor, train and inspire local teams to reduce blindness in their communities.
Partners in Health
By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
Pacific Free Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine
Founded in 2003, Pacific Free Clinic is a Stanford University operated, student-run health clinic providing free health assessments with a focus on low-income, uninsured adults in the San Jose area.
Physicians for Human Rights
PHR investigates and documents human rights violations, gives voice to survivors and witnesses, and plants seeds of reconciliation by ensuring that perpetrators can be held accountable for their crimes. PHR shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.
Physicians for Peace
Physicians for Peace delivers education and training to healthcare workers in under-resourced communities, expanding their skillsets and medical knowledge base.
Possible Health (formerly Nyaya Health)
Possible provides healthcare to poor communities in rural Nepal. They work closely with community-based organizations to develop a robust research and innovation infrastructure to create generalizable knowledge that can impact care in other low-resource settings.
Project Access
Project Access is a physician volunteer initiative providing access to comprehensive medical care for low-income uninsured Buncombe County residents since 1996. More than 2,500 low-income individuals in Buncombe County, North Carolina receive healthcare through Project Access annually.
Articles on Angels in Medicine:
Project Access: Coordinated Healthcare for the Uninsured Poor
Remote Area Medical (RAM)
The mission of RAM, founded by the late Stan Brock, is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free quality healthcare to those in need. It began by providing free clinics in poor areas of Guyana and elsewhere in the developing world, but now also runs free clinics in the U.S.
Sabin Vaccine Institute
SVI is a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake globally, advancing vaccine research and development, and amplifying vaccine knowledge and innovation.
Women for World Health
Founded in 2008, WWH is an organization dedicated to providing surgical treatment -- reconstructive plastic surgery and cataract surgery -- for the ailments of developing populations, primarily in Ecuador and Peru.
Articles on Angels in Medicine:
Women for World Health: Saving the World, One Patient at a Time
WWO: Worldwide Orphans Foundation
Founded by Dr. Jane Aronson in 1997, WWO’s mission has been to enrich the lives of vulnerable children by improving the physical, emotional, social and cognitive well-being of orphaned children throughout the world, including Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, and Vietnam. Care is provided primarily through a program called Element of Play.

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