It Starts With the Right People
Providing Healthcare, Education & Community Development To Underserved Communities
The Floating Doctors medical team is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that has been providing health services and community development assistance to remote rural communities since 2010. In Haiti, Honduras and Panama, Floating Doctors volunteers have treated over 40,000 patients and generated sustained improvements in regional health.
The Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide.
Advancing Wilderness Medicine Education
Wilderness Medical Society
The mission of the Wilderness Medical Society is to encourage, foster, support, or conduct activities to improve the scientific knowledge of the membership and general public in human health activities in a wilderness environment.
The WMS recognizes the importance and benefits of a diverse and inclusive society. We are committed to fostering an environment of acceptance that is equitable to all. We recognize the rights of all individuals to mutual respect without bias based on differences of any kind. We value our individual and group differences. Our commitment to inclusiveness will be evident in our policies and procedures, as part of our strategic plan, and within our organizational goals.
Education for Parasitic Diseases
Parasites Without Borders
Parasites Without Borders was founded as a direct response to the question: What can I do to help eliminate human suffering due to parasitic infections? One answer is to lead to one's strengths. For us the choice was easy; more and better education for all those in a position to apply medical knowledge directly to populations most in need of solutions to alleviate the burden of parasitic diseases.
Our three founders have had a lifetime of experience in teaching parasitic diseases to students of medicine, both within the U.S.A. and abroad. The mission statement is clear; we want to help bring the latest medical and basic biological information pertaining to diseases caused by eukaryotic parasites to every practicing physician and medical student within the United States.
Altruism among the medically trained U.S. corp of physicians is legend, and enjoys a rich history of interactions in the tropics around the world. The main problem is that while many U.S. doctors volunteer their services in the less developed world, they then encounter infectious entities that they have never before even heard of. We want to address this glaring omission in their education by supplying them with a comprehensive textbook on the subject of parasitic diseases and their management. In addition, we will offer an online course based on our book that will enable each student the opportunity of becoming certified in parasitic diseases once they have successfully completed the course.