• Medicine In Action Winter 2017 Medical Mission

    This mission was extremely successful and a lot of fun.  It was larger than our previous missions as the clinic and surgery teams did not get a chance to get together this time for a group photo. The clinic team consisted of Chimene Liburd Brown, MD (our treasurer and family practitioner), Aisha Lofters, MD (a wonderful […]

  • Heavy Hearts for November Mission 2016

    Hello Medicine In Action Family, It is with a heavy heart that Medicine In Action begins its November Mission 2016 in Jamaica. We have lost an invaluable team member who made impactful contributions on our missions. Dr. Frank Major, a Gynecological Oncologist, has taken flight to be with the Lord on October 18, 2016. Dr. […]

  • Jamaica’s Campaign to Promote Global Road Safety

    Jamaica’s Campaign to Promote Global Road Safety By Ambereen Sleemi Published May 4, 2015 Recognizing the global impact of traffic accidents and trauma, the United Nations deemed the week of May 4 as Global Road Safety Week. In its third year, the focus is on pedestrian accidents. Globally, three times as many people are killed […]

  • Haiti, Still in the Time of Cholera

    Haiti, Still in the Time of Cholera AN EPIDEMIC BECOMES ENDEMIC By Ambereen Sleemi Published April 29, 2015 n January 2010, the small island of Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake that hit the capital city of Port-au-Prince in the late afternoon of a busy workday. As the nation tried to grasp the scope […]

  • The Napa Wine Century Bike Ride

    Dear Medicine In Action Family, As you may already know, I co-founded Medicine in Action in 2005 with Dr. Karolynn Echols. We are a grassroots 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping women in developing countries. We have worked in Jamaica, Tanzania and Haiti. Our main work currently takes place in Jamaica where we currently host 2 […]

  • Management of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in surgical candidates for obstetric fistula repair

    “Management of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in surgical candidates for obstetric fistula repair.” Published in the Lancet Global Health co-authored by MIA president and surgeon, Karolynn Echols, MD.  This piece constitutes a relevant contribution to the ongoing discourse on how to overcome complex surical problems encountered in many low-income countries – the kind that will be forefront of the […]

Where We Work

Where We Work

Medicine in Action has done medical missions in both Tanzania and Jamaica. Both are countries that have many serious health care concerns.

Tanzania is a beautiful country, home to the Serengeti, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro. Unfortunately, however, Tanzania is also a country of extreme poverty. Citizens of Tanzania, live in a medical climate plagued by a constant dearth of resources. Access to hospitals and/or services may sometimes require travel by foot for hours.

Jamaica is well known throughout the Caribbean for its beauty and for its tropical serenity. As a tourist location, its beaches and landscape offer vast visual pleasure. Violence, however, creates a strong undercurrent and is unfortunately, a common way of life for adults and for children alike.

Click these hyperlinks for more information on our past medical missions, and future medical missions, or to learn more about the needs in Jamaica and Tanzania.

In the future, Medicine in Action hopes to add more missions to more countries that are in need.

 

Medicine In Action Winter 2017 Medical Mission

This mission was extremely successful and a lot of fun.  It was larger than our previous missions as the clinic and surgery teams did not get a chance to get together this time for a group photo. The clinic team consisted of Chimene Liburd Brown, MD (our treasurer and family practitioner), Aisha Lofters, MD (a wonderful […]

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Heavy Hearts for November Mission 2016

Hello Medicine In Action Family, It is with a heavy heart that Medicine In Action begins its November Mission 2016 in Jamaica. We have lost an invaluable team member who made impactful contributions on our missions. Dr. Frank Major, a Gynecological Oncologist, has taken flight to be with the Lord on October 18, 2016. Dr. […]

Learn More

Jamaica’s Campaign to Promote Global Road Safety

Jamaica’s Campaign to Promote Global Road Safety By Ambereen Sleemi Published May 4, 2015 Recognizing the global impact of traffic accidents and trauma, the United Nations deemed the week of May 4 as Global Road Safety Week. In its third year, the focus is on pedestrian accidents. Globally, three times as many people are killed […]

Learn More

Haiti, Still in the Time of Cholera

Haiti, Still in the Time of Cholera AN EPIDEMIC BECOMES ENDEMIC By Ambereen Sleemi Published April 29, 2015 n January 2010, the small island of Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake that hit the capital city of Port-au-Prince in the late afternoon of a busy workday. As the nation tried to grasp the scope […]

Learn More