In this issue:
Growth On The Job – A report from our Global Health Fellows
A Transformative Experience – A reflection by a recent visitor to St. Joseph
Clinic in Thomassique
Seeking A Clinic Manager – Help us find the next administrator
Trip Report: Facilities Maintenance Team – A report from those who keep the Clinic running
Improving Health Conditions – What Medical Missionaries is doing to address some of the underlying causes of illness
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Save The Date
next major fundraiser, our Gala, will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012. We hope to greet many of you in person at that event.
Funny How Time Slips Away" is the title of a song written by Willie Nelson and very appropriate for the busy year
that Medical Missionaries is just finishing. Despite the hard economic times, we have managed to accomplish a lot with your
support. Listed below are some of the projects that helped so many POOR throughout the world this year. All
of these accomplishments were possible because of support from our DONORS. We are happy to report to you
that we continue to use 99.5 cents of every dollar given for direct services to the forgotten "Poorest of the Poor."
Here is a list of
what your donations have supported since the beginning of 2011:
- Twenty-five truckloads of household
supplies, clothing, and health-related equipment sent to West Virginia and Appalachia, and an Indian school in South Dakota,
as well as tornado relief supplies to Alabama.
- Support for many disabled people in the greater DC area with medical equipment
- Shipment of eight sea containers, each with approximately 20 tons of health-related equipment, wheel chairs, walkers,
dressings, orthopedic items, etc., to four west African countries, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.
- Distribution of
over three million dollars of donated medicines to medical teams across the USA that work in Haiti and reach one-third of
the population there.
- Continued support of the hospital in Thomassique, Haiti following the Jan. 2010 Earthquake and now
the cholera epidemic. Hundreds of lives have been saved from this serious infection, many malnourished babies restored
to life, and clean water systems distributed to over 6,000 households (more than 40,000 people). More to
come next year with your continued support.
- Food programs in Haiti and the Dominican Republic for school kids and remote mountain
villages where malnutrition is very common.
All these projects were possible due to generous donors! Medical Missionaries needs
to have sustained support to provide CONTINUITY for all existing objectives and provide a foundation for new needs as they
appear. PLEASE consider once again a DONATION for the future to help us continue this work.
All the workers of our 100% volunteer organization
and all of the VERY POOR we serve say THANK YOU for CARING. God Bless you, and Happy Holidays!Gil Irwin, MD President, Medical Missionaries