Project #949

1000 doctors free 3rd world from charity reliance

by Global Medic Force
Aug 21, 2012

Impact of Medical Mentoring in Vietnam

As many of you know, South East Asian nations have only 11% of the world’s physicians but suffer the highest disease burden in the world (29%).   

Combined with the new global chronic disease pandemic sweeping emerging nations, especially in South East Asia, this situation is catastrophic and means that up to 72% of all deaths in countries like Vietnam are now from entirely preventable causes.

Clearly this situation is completely unacceptable, not only to those of us inclined to do something to help, but specifically to those less fortunate who have continuously demonstrated an overwhelming desire to help themselves.

Vietnam is one such country that seeks to help its own people with our assistance.

The people of Vietnam do not see charity as an entitlement, but as a bond of respect transcending national barriers and cultures.

Global Medic Force utilizes 1,700 volunteer Western medical experts to train colleagues in emerging nations across 5 continents, and for 10 years we have been bridging the physician supply gap by improving accuracy and effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment by local healthcare workers working within their professional scope and knowledge.

This has saved millions of lives, including in Vietnam, over the last 10 years.

Indeed, recent metric analysis at the Foundation For Professional Development shows that the overall effectiveness of Global Medic Force programmes exceed all other similar initiatives by over 100% in efficacy.

As the result, our revolutionary work has been presented at institutions as diverse as the World Health Organisation, the United Nations, Oxford University, Harvard University, the Royal Geographical Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the British House of Commons, the Aspen Institute, the Geneva Health Forum, the Health Work Force Alliance, Duke University, Renaissance Weekends Group, Brown University, UCSF, UCLA, Columbia University, USAID, The Social Venture Network, Yale University, Brown University, the International AIDS Conference, the Global Health Council etc. and is also now being presented at the 2012 Family Medicine Global Health Conference in Minneapolis in September.  

Links to this latest presentation will be posted as they become available.

Please note that all donations to Global Medic Force are matched 300% by host nations and volunteers in kind, and an additional 100% cash matching donation is now very generously available from a highly appreciated anonymous supporter for anyone who signs up to a monthly recurring donation to Global Medic Force through the GlobalGiving portal.


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Organization Information

Global Medic Force

Location: New Hamburg, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Katie Graves-Abe
Director of Operations
New York, NY United States

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