by Tyler Graf | Feb 09, 2018
By the time the Mission Aviation Fellowship pilot makes the announcement --"10 minutes to Moyo"-- the Ugandan landscape beneath the airplane has become a dense forest with barely any roads visible from above, just one or two isolated dirt tracks. As the flight nears its destination, the ground below is a vast expanse of semi-arid scrubland.
by Tyler Graf
For the tired and sick, the scared and weary, those affected by conflict and poverty, the new year comes shrouded in mystery—the next 12 months are uncertain. But if we remember that hope overcomes fear, that medicine heals sickness, that knowledge empowers communities, and that faith invigorates the spirit, we know our path forward and can boldly break barriers to health in the new year. Here are the 18 ways that we will work to keep the world healthy in 2018.
by Jessy Hampton | Oct 20, 2017
With half a million Rohingya refugees having fled Myanmar for nearby Bangladesh, Medical Teams International is rushing to prevent the spread of deadly diseases at the cramped makeshift camps. A 20-person team of doctors, nurses, and support staff is on the ground, improving the health of thousands in the midst of what's become the worst refugee crisis in the world.
by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017
The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
by Stefanie Glinski | Oct 09, 2017
Hassan was one of the first patients to arrive at Kutupalong camp’s only diarrhea clinic. Clutching on to his mother’s arm, the three-year-old slipped in and out of consciousness, sweat dripping from his little exhausted body.
An ethnic Rohingya, Hassan recently came to Bangladesh, fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar. More than half a million refugees arrived alongside him in recent weeks, making it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Many witnessed their houses being burned to the ground and family members shot.
Reporting to the Humanitarian Response Team (HRT) Director, the HRT Senior Program Manager oversees key elements of the HRT function including the management, development, implementation, and monitoring of humanitarian responses and projects; overseeing assigned humanitarian programs; and supporting the administration of HRT operations. The role serves as the liaison point for all other HQ departments (Marketing and Development, HR, Finance, IT, Medical Health Product and Volunteer Engagement).
MTI Calling: Daring to love like Jesus,
Job Summary: The Director of the Humanitarian Response Team (HRT) leads all humanitarian response activities. This role supports the mission of the organization by leading, managing and growing Medical Teams International’s Humanitarian Response work globally; representing Medical Teams International to key stakeholders; and overseeing the development and implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan and the Crisis Management Plan. Reporting to the VP – Field Operations (VPFO), the HRT Director may also act on behalf of the VPFO as directed.
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Shared Services will ideally be located at Medical Teams International office in Tigard, Oregon and will be responsible for providing long term planning, integration and management of key global strategic functions.