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Doctors of the World

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Disaster Relief
  • Health & Medicine
  • International
  • Women

Location

222 BroadwayFloor 19NEW YORK, NY 10038 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Doctors of the World is an international humanitarian organization providing medical care to vulnerable people affected by war, natural disasters, disease, famine, or poverty. We consider access to health care a fundamental right of all human beings regardless of nationality, gender, race, social status or religion.

Description

For over 30 years, Doctors of the World has been treating the most vulnerable populations; victims of armed conflict, natural disasters, as well as people who are affected by extreme poverty. In over 60 countries, we are saving and improving the lives of countless women, men, and children, using simple, low-cost measures, in communities around the world that cannot afford or access medical care to their own.

Doctors of the World responds to emergencies within 48 hours by sending doctors, nurses, logisticians, and medical supplies, and has the ability to provide primary care to 10,000 people a day. Our emergency disaster teams are experienced and efficient, and are often the first on the ground after a disaster, focusing where we can have the highest impact. Our teams have the ability to quickly assess the situation, and working with the local population, to provide services in the most critically needed areas.

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