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Reputable Medical Aid Organizations

Ian Seppelt seppelt at med.usyd.edu.au
Sun Dec 12 10:30:46 GMT 2010

Hard to go past Medecins Sans Frontiers for reputable, even handed and nonreligious.

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On 12/12/2010, at 11:40 AM, Stephen Richey <stephen.richey at gmail.com> wrote:

> Does anyone on the list happen to have any suggestions for reputable groups
> that will take non-physician and non-nurse personnel as part of medical aid
> or medical education trips?  I am looking to volunteer a little (probably at
> most a couple of weeks due to my work schedule) and want to get involved
> with a group that is well-regarded and preferably isn't using the offer of
> medical care as a coercive way to convert people to a religion.   I don't
> have a problem working with a religious based organization (regardless of
> the religion) but I have had a prior bad experience with a group using a
> "carrot and stick" approach to doling out the care and want to avoid that.
> I mentioned this to several coworkers who suggested getting involved with
> the Haitian situation, but I am more interested in a trauma and/or critical
> care or surgical group and especially with educating persons in the country
> so that once the team leaves that they aren't back where they started.
> Beyond those organizations operating in Haiti, I have been hard pressed to
> find anyone interested in personnel beyond docs and nurses.
> Any suggestions would be welcomed.  Feel free to contact me directly.
> Sincerely,
> -- 
> Stephen Richey
> "A man's moral worth is established only at the point where he is ready to
> give up his life in defense of his convictions."- Henning von Tresckow
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