Dr. Gil Irwin Receives Award For His Work to Improve Healthcare for the Poor
Dr. Gil Irwin, Founder and Director of Medical Missionaries, received the Patcha Foundation's 2017 Power of One Award
in recognition of his work to improve healthcare for the poor. The award was presented at the Foundation's Annual CASEC Awards
and Fundraising Gala on October 14, 2017.
The Foundation acknowledged
Dr. Irwin's work:
"This award is given
in recognition of your distinguished career, leadership, commitment, dedication and exemplary work in improving the health
of all disenfranchised peoples.
is the lasting impact of Medical Missionaries, the organization you founded. Your work in Thomassique, Haiti is providing
much needed health care services and saving the lives of thousands of otherwise forgotten Haitians.
Your medical outreach program continues to provide not only medicine, medical equipment
and supplies, but medical practitioners as well, into the most remote regions across several continents, where there is little
or no access to health care."
Dr. Irwin on this recognition, along with all the volunteers who make the work of Medical Missionaries possible.
We also acknowledge the work that the Patcha Foundation (MMPF) is accomplishing,
particularly through its CASEC (Cancer Awareness, Screening, Early detection and Care) Program that organizes cancer awareness
programs and medical missions in Africa that provide medical services including cancer screening and treatment to thousands
of participants for free.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters,
last year Medical Missionaries was able to donate medicines and medical supplies to the Patcha Foundation that helped them
provide health care and surgeries to over 3,400 people in the far north region of Cameroon, Africa, where there are thousands
of displaced persons suffering the affects of conflicts in the region.