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The Floating Doctors’ ongoing mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide.
Our Goals Include:
1. Providing free acute and preventative health care services and delivering donated medical supplies to isolated areas.
2. Reducing child and maternal mortality through health education, clean water solutions and other community health initiatives.
3. Studying and documenting local systems of health and health care delivery and identifying what progress has been made, what challenges remain, and what solutions exist to improve health care delivery worldwide.
4. Using the latest communications technologies to bring specialist medical knowledge to the developing world, and to share our experiences with the global community and promote cooperation in resolving world health care issues.
We are a non-profit medical team using a 76’ expedition vessel to deliver medical supplies and health care to underserved communities with poor access to health services. Over the last two years, we have conducted over 750 mobile clinics in Haiti, Honduras and Panama (where we are currently stationed) and have distributed more than 140,000 pounds of aid supplies to local services.
Over 120,000 people live in our current mission location, the province of Bocas del Toro in Panama. About 60,000-80,000 live scattered across small islands, mangrove swamps, and thickly jungled mountain. We regularly visit over 25 key communities over a 500 square-mile area for which we are the primary care provider.
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