[Health] Partners in Health & International Medical Corps

Tom Boonsiri tom.boonsiri at gmail.com
Sun May 4 14:37:03 EDT 2008

Has anyone made contact with the following groups?

Partners in Health (PIH): Fight to bring healthcare equity worldwide
and mobilize awareness of health in prevalent and treatable health
issues.  PIH brings a type of community based care to struggling
populations worldwide mainly through healthcare provider/clinician
training for work in certain regional areas.  Focus centers exist in
South America, USA, Africa, Russia. NOTE: We should definitely find
substantial contact information from this group, especially health
clinicians well versed with problems we might face or need to address.

International Medical Corps (IMC): Nonprofit, global group dedicated
to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training
and relief and development programs. Its mission is to improve the
quality of life through health interventions and related activities
that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
Includes thousands of trained medical staff.  Primary focus in
disaster relief it seems, but also sustaining improved health care and
way of life after such an event for the long term. NOTE: Key group to
contact may be Health Technical Unit (HTU).  They seem to be the group
that evaluates new ideas with respect to IMC's technical/medical
capability.  They may have strong medical/engineering staff.

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