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13 Nov 2009 description

Hurricane Ida hit El Salvador on the weekend of November 8 which triggered flooding and massive landslides. The death toll has risen to 144 and thousands of people have been displaced from their homes.

Medical Teams International will respond to this disaster in a variety of relief campaigns. We will send aid to the hardest hit area of San Vicente through ENLACE El Salvador.

27 Oct 2009 description

[PORTLAND, Ore.] - Henry Schein, Inc. recently awarded Medical Teams International with a contract extension. Though Henry Schein Cares, Medical Teams International will continue to receive medical and dental product donations. This partnership will allow for the international humanitarian aid organization to expand its missions all across the globe.

Medical Teams International first partnered with Henry Schein Cares in 2007. Over the past two years, the organization has received donations from Henry Schein Cares worth $600,000.

07 Oct 2009 description

In addition to the disasters in Southeast Asia, Medical Teams International is responding to the needs of flood survivors in India. Floods have killed hundreds and left more than 5 million people homeless.

We are supporting the outreach of our partner, Emmanuel Hospital, to provide emergency health care and relief assistance in India.

07 Oct 2009 description

Indonesia Earthquake

The government of Indonesia has appointed Medical Teams International, in partnership with MAp International, to provide medical care through mobile medical clinics in Padang. Our relief efforts are being concentrated in three sub-districts of Padang Pariaman (Sungai Limau, Patamuan, VII Poto sei sarik), an area two hours outside of the center of Padang, which is receiving less attention from government and humanitarian agencies and has severe relief needs.

06 Oct 2009 description

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 6, 2009-Medical Teams International started a four-year, $2 million program to reduce child morbidity and mortality in Uganda on Oct. 1, 2009.

The Child Survival program is an initiative to serve 107,000 people (46,000 children under 5 and women of reproductive age) within Lira District, northern Uganda.

05 Oct 2009 description

(PORTLAND, Ore. - Oct. 5, 2009) Medical Teams International is preparing today to airlift two emergency medical health kits valued at $900,000 for the Philippines. The medical kits provide emergency medicines and supplies for 10,000 people for three months.

Tammy Teske announced the deployment of the first health kit to Manila last week.

30 Sep 2009 description

(PORTLAND, Ore. - Sept. 30, 2009) Medical Teams International is preparing to send a volunteer medical team and urgently-needed supplies to the Philippines. This action is in response to a typhoon that killed 246 people, left 500,000 people homeless and has affected 2.2 million people. The Portland-based agency is also in touch with partners in Samoa and Indonesia where an earthquake and tsunami hit yesterday.

"Our partner in the Philippines has requested the help of our volunteers and staff," says Tammy Teske, Medical Teams International's manager of emergency relief.

03 Jun 2009 description

(Tigard, Ore. - June 3, 2009) - Medical Teams International airlifted enough emergency medicines and medical supplies today to care for 10,000 Pakistani people during the next three months.

The medicines will help people survive in northern Pakistan who have lost their homes in recent civil and military fighting. The supplies are valued at $421,045 and will be distributed to Hope International, a Medical Teams International partner.

Medical Teams initiated an airlift from Holland in order to reach people immediately.

05 May 2009 description

Portland, Ore., May 5, 2009 - The World Health Organization awarded $250,000 to Medical Teams International yesterday to help increase care to 80,000 people displaced by fighting in Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan government asked Medical Teams International to mobilize 20 ambulances and 40 health care workers it has trained to care for those civilians caught in the fighting.

05 Mar 2009 description

Jaffna, Sri Lanka, March 5, 2009 - Medical Teams International, together with representatives of the Sri Lankan government, the deputy Ambassador of the U.S. and other dignitaries, has launched an emergency ambulance service and communications center in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, in order to expand emergency services and critical care inside this south Asian country. The center will provide a 24-hour emergency 1-1-0 phone number.

"Now, in case of a life-threatening emergency, 600,000 residents can call the 1-1-0 hotline for an ambulance," said Dr.

20 Feb 2009 description

Dr. Randy Jacobs cared for thousands of Congolese refugees; now ready to talk about experiences

(BEND, ORE.-Feb. 20, 2009) Dr. Randy Jacobs, a Medical Teams International volunteer, helped save 150-300 lives a day for a month in southwest Uganda. This emergency room doctor from Bend, Ore., cared for thousands of displaced Congolese families who fled severe violence and intense rebel fighting in their homeland.

Most have witnessed shocking atrocities and traveled dozens of miles on foot into the safety of neighboring Uganda.


17 Feb 2009 description

(Jaffna, Sri Lanka - February 17, 2009) Representatives of the Sri Lankan government, the deputy Ambassador of the U.S. and other dignitaries gathered here last week to witness the launching of an emergency ambulance service and communications center.

The center provides a 24-hour emergency 1-1-0 phone number. "Now, in case of a life-threatening emergency, 600,000 residents can call the 1-1-0 hotline for an ambulance. We have coordinated all available ambulances in the Jaffna District to improve access to lifesaving emergency care" remarked Dr.

11 Feb 2009 description

(Tigard, Ore.- Feb. 11, 2009) - The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) awarded $594,000 to Medical Teams International last week so it can continue its lifesaving care of Congolese refugees inside Uganda.

Medical Teams International provided medical treatment for 27,627 refugees in December with volunteer teams and staff from Uganda.

05 Jan 2009 description

(PORTLAND, Ore.-Jan. 5, 2008) Medical Teams International is sending critically needed surgical kits, medicines and sutures to help families caught in the Middle East air and ground attacks. The supplies are valued at $1.8 million.

Partnering with agencies on the ground in the West Bank and Gaza, Medical Teams International will ship three separate containers to be distributed to clinics, hospitals, churches and schools.

Two of the shipments will be airlifted from Holland this week, arriving in the region within five days.