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Floating Doctors 2010-2011 Medical Relief Expedition

By Sue Richards last modified Aug 09, 2011 01:49 PM

Published: 2011-08-09 13:49:10
Topics: Safety and Medical
Countries: Haiti , Panama

Floating Doctors is an all-volunteer, non-profit medical relief team dedicated to reducing the present and future burden of disease in the developing world. Since May of 2010, a dedicated permanent crew and many visiting volunteers have voyaged from Haiti to Panama along the Atlantic coast of Central America on a medical mission to provide supplies and assistance to existing relief groups, and to carry health services to remote locations that are cut off from care.

Floating Doctors works with local officials, relief groups and community leaders to identify and address specific needs in communities. Whether they are doing mobile clinics for remote island communities, providing advanced life support training for the fire department on Roatan, lending hands and the expertise of volunteers in local clinics on Bocas del Toro, coordinating and delivering supply shipments from international donors to local groups, or even transporting 12,000 pounds of lumber and material to Haiti and building two schools, Floating Doctors is about leaving the biggest possible, longest-term health benefits for the lowest expenditure of resources.

Follow their voyage and work online, and find out how you can get involved to help expand and continue their mission.

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