IMR in the News

The Group Inc.com: 17 Nonprofits + Charities in Loveland to Support

February 17, 2021

International Medical Relief is a local organization with a global mindset. They provide access to sustainable community and public health education and medical services to underserved and vulnerable communities across the globe that will improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those populations most in need. 

Durango Herald: Southern Ute Tribe to Offer Free, Communitywide Testing

July 28, 2020

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will hold its second communitywide testing event Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 to identify any COVID-19 hot spots within the community. The tribe and its partners, International Medical Relief and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, plan to conduct about 2,000 tests during the event.

The Southern Drum: Tribe Wide Community Testing a Success

June 19, 2020

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe recently wrapped up a three-day voluntary drive though viral testing program for COVID-19 last week. The Tribe worked in partnership with International Medical Relief out of Loveland, Colo., whose staff worked to administer the COVID-19 viral tests each day on the Southern Ute Reservation.

The Durango Herald: Southern Ute Indian Tribe Conducts Sweeping Communitywide COVID Testing

June 10, 2020

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe embarked on a multi-day COVID-19 testing event this week in an effort to better understand any transmission of the coronavirus in the community. The tribe, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the nonprofit International Medical Relief, offered voluntary testing for about 2,000 people.

Global Medical Staffing: How to Have a Great Medical Mission Experience

March 6, 2020

Most physicians choose medicine as their career because they want to help people. However, the day-to-day pressures and politics of being a doctor can make it easy to lose sight of that goal. A medical mission is a great way to recapture that original purpose, allowing you to get back to the basics and focus on what’s really important.

Inside Dentistry: Dental Team Serves Hundreds of Underprivileged People on Trinidad Mission Trip

February, 2020

Learn about patient experiences during a 4-day clinic held by International Medical Relief (IMR) and Aspen Dental, with 2 days in Toco and 2 in Port of Spain. The dental portion of the clinic included five dentists, two hygienists, and three assistants.

Making a Difference Foundation Blog: Giving Back on a Medical Mission to Thailand

January 16, 2020

Have you ever wanted to use your medical skills to give back through an international medical mission? The Making a Difference Foundation recently helped two physicians have just such an experience on a medical mission to Thailand. Both providers work as locum tenens doctors for Global Medical. Family practice physician Dr. Lynn Evan Smith and OB/GYN Dr. Brent Wright were thrilled to be among those who had the chance to share their time and skills with the people of rural Thailand.

The Point: “No intimidation, defamation of character will stop me from helping my people”

January 13, 2020

In 2018, Gambia’s ministry of health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Medical Relief (IMR) and Big Dreams Inc (BDI) for medical and dental mission.

The agreement was signed by then health minister, Saffie Lowe-Ceesay and since then, IMR and BDI have offered free medical and dental services to thousands of Gambians in almost all regions of the country.

Dental Tribune Today: Henry Schein supports Bahamas Dental Association’s Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Dental Health Relief program

December 3, 2019

Henry Schein recently donated $100,000 in supplies and equipment to support Bahamas Dental Association’s (BDA) first “Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Dental Health Relief” program. The company’s support, together with International Dental Federation, National Dental Association, the Ministry of Health, Remote Area Medical, International Medical Relief, and Christian Dental Society, helped ensure free oral-health assessments and treatment could be provided to students younger than age 21.

Slice of Healthcare: Providing Mobile Medical Clinics & Sustainable Health Education to Underserved Communities in 70 Countries (podcast)

November 10, 2019

Slice of Healthcare is the go-to site for healthcare executive/provider interviews, technology updates, and industry news.

Brainerd Dispatch: Doctor with Lakes Area Ties Provides Medical Relief to The Bahamas

November 4, 2019

For most people a trip to The Bahamas is supposed to be relaxing, but for a Grand Forks physician who went to the country after Hurricane Dorian’s devastation, it was a life-changing event. Dr. Rene Fredstrom of Altru Health System — who once worked at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby and who continues to own a seasonal property with husband Judd in Merrifield — went to the island nation to provide care for evacuees with International Medical Relief, which partners with the World Health Organization. There, she saw tragedy and despair, but came away with a sense of purpose.

Eyewitness News: Dental Association to host Dorian Relief Event

October 24, 2019

The Bahamas Dental Association (BDA) will host a free oral health clinic for storm evacuees and displaced persons in the first and largest initiative in its history. Treatment will be provided in coordination with Dental Associations such as the National Dental Association, the Ministry of Health, international corporate partners such as Henry Schein, Inc., and nonprofit humanitarian groups such as Remote Area Medical, International Medical Relief, and Christian Dental Society.

Spectrum Local News: Upstate Doctor Goes the Extra Mile to Treat Hundreds after Hurricane Dorian

October 16, 2019

Doctor David Lehmann is known for his decades of work at Upstate University Hospital, but his passion and purpose to provide care to others goes beyond Central New York. “We’re umpty ump miles away,” Lehmann said, an Upstate Medical University distinguished service professor of medicine. “But yet there’s the human connection people need to pay attention to and realize there’s a bigger world out there.” A world that Lehmann wants to help as much as he can. He recently returned from the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian demolished the islands, becoming the worst disaster in the country’s history.

ADA News: Bahamas Dental Association, International Medical Relief recruiting volunteers for Hurricane Dorian Mission

October 11, 2019

Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on Sept. 1 and was the most intense tropical cyclone to strike the Bahamas in the nation’s history. To assist the victims of the devastation, the Bahamas Dental Association and International Medical Relief are planning outreach missions to ensure that the survivors’ medical and dental needs are addressed.

Dentistry News Journal: Volunteering Overseas with International Medical Relief: A Wonderful Opportunity to Give Back

September 7, 2019

International Medical Relief (IMR) provides medical and dental relief to communities in nearly 60 countries that have limited to no access to basic health and dental care. IMR recruits dental professional, student, and non-medical volunteers for trips of 4 to 14 days that give them the opportunity to work with patients and make a positive impact on their health and their lives.

Making a Difference Foundation Blog: Making a Difference in Guatemala: My Medical Mission Story

August 12, 2019

I work for a company called CompHealth, and it is our purpose to make a difference for our people, providers, and clients, and our community. Helping to fulfill this purpose through my daily work is something I’ve always been really proud to be a part of. My significant other, Paul Williams, and I recently had the opportunity to extend our purpose nearly 2,900 miles away to the people of La Antigua, Guatemala, as part of a medical mission trip.

Making a Difference Foundation Blog: La Antigua, Guatemala

August 9, 2019

This was the Making a Difference Foundation’s second time to Guatemala with International Medical Relief. We were so excited to take five CompHealth physicians to help deliver healthcare and health education to the Guatemalan people.

AEGIS Dental Network: Aspen Dental’s Argentina Mission Trip

August 7, 2019

Recently, 10 dentists and dental hygienists flew into a remote village in Mendoza, Argentina for 9 days (June 29-July 6) as part of Smiles for Argentina, an exploratory humanitarian outreach partnership with International Medical Relief (IMR). IMR provided the supplies and equipment, some of which was present at the government health centers.

Making a Difference Foundation Blog: Video of Zambia Mission

August 7, 2019

Zambia is facing a shortage of trained doctors and healthcare staff. The Making a Difference Foundation, in partnership with Weatherby Healthcare and International Medical Relief, sent 5 doctors into this region to deliver medical care. Hear from a couple of the doctors what their experience was like on this medical mission in Zambia.

Dentistry Today: Volunteers Venture into Argentina to Provide Dental Care

August 6, 2019

Earlier this summer, 10 dental professionals travelled from across the United States to remote villages in Argentina as part of Smiles for Argentina, an exploratory humanitarian outreach partnership between Aspen Dental and International Medical Relief (IMR).

Making a Difference Foundation Blog: I Left my Heart in Africa

May 15, 2019

We stood on the tarmac, bleary eyed from the jet-lag and sticky from the humidity. But there were smiles all around. We had made it to Lusaka. To Zambia. To Africa. Africa has always been on my bucket list. It has always seemed vibrant, eclectic, and full of life. Yet, it was also this mythical, faraway place. I couldn’t believe I was actually there! Our International Medical Relief team was comprised of 30 people from all over the United States. We were different ages, came from different backgrounds, and had varying levels of medical experience. Yet, it felt like we had known each other for years. I was impressed by how quickly we all came together, to work effectively as a team. And how much fun we had in the evenings after long days in the sun.

Making a Difference Foundation Blog: Another Opportunity to Make A Difference

January 31, 2019

Going on a medical mission trip often causes us to step outside our comfort zone. This was especially true this past Thanksgiving when five physicians traveled to Haiti, amid political protests across Port-Au-Prince. With much needed services shut down, these hardworking physicians were able to deliver much needed healthcare and education to locals and displaced persons in Haiti. Global Medical Staffing sent these five providers down to Haiti through a grant from the Making a Difference Foundation. When they arrived, they joined our nonprofit partner, International Medical Relief, and a larger group of volunteers. Together, they were able to help hundreds of patients.

Making a Difference Foundation Blog: Thailand Gulf

September 28, 2018

In September 2018, the Making a Difference Foundation provided a financial grant to International Medical Relief (IMR) so six physicians could participate in a medical mission trip to Cambodia. Partnering with IMR, the Song Saa Foundation, the Cambodian government, and CompHealth Locum Tenens, the physicians traveled to the remote Koh Rong Archipelago in the Thailand Gulf, to deliver much needed medical and dental care through daily mobile clinics.

Making a Difference Foundation Blog: Guatemala Medical Mission

September 7, 2018

Living in the shadow of three volcanos is no easy feat. The thick jungles, intense heat, and remote location provide unique challenges for the community in La Antigua, Guatemala, especially when it comes to accessing healthcare. While the country of Guatemala believes that every citizen has the universal right to healthcare, it is not always possible in such remote locations to receive the care necessary for even relatively basic procedures. Recently the Making a Difference Foundation, in partnership with International Medical Relief (IMR), offered three physicians – Dr. Kesha Robertson, Dr. Naomi Purdy, and Dr. Luis Gonzalez – the opportunity to serve a medical mission in this region.

Ripon Press: On top of the world: Dentist, Kids Give Back in Nepal During Trip of a Lifetime

September 4, 2018

Steve and two of his three children traveled to Kathmandu with a group of medical professionals as a part of a medical relief effort with Colorado-based International Medical Relief.

Star News: Wilmington Rabbi Joined Puerto Rican Relief Effort

December 8, 2017

After some research, Kozlow approached International Medical Relief, a 12-year-old non-profit based in Loveland, Colo., which dispatches teams of doctors, dentists, nurses and other medical professionals on mission trips to developing countries. Its mission to Puerto Rico, departing Oct. 28, was one of its first forays into disaster relief. “Can you use a rabbi?” Kozlow asked. Yes. The team assigned her as a counselor to help storm victims coping with post-traumatic stress, depression or the effects of grief.

US Army: 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Spouse Completes Medical Mission to South Africa

August 11, 2016

The spouse of a 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier followed a calling to help others last month by taking a 10-day voluntary medical trip to South Africa with the International Medical Relief organization.

ADA: International Medical Relief Seeking Volunteer Dentists

February, 2016

International Medical Relief, founded in 2002, provides medical, dental and surgical care to underserved and vulnerable people around the world through medical mission trips. In that time, it has helped thousands of patients — but to continue its efforts it could use a little help.

Elliot Hospital and Health System: Dr. Holly Mintz back from Medical Mission in Panama

August 17, 2016

Dr. Holly Mintz from Elliot Pediatric Health Associates in Bedford recently returned from a medical mission in Panama with International Medical Relief. She made the trip along with her daughter.

Song Saa Private Island: International Medical Relief 2018

October 3, 2018

Each year the Song Saa Foundation and Song Saa Private Island collaborate with the US-based medical charity – International Medical Relief – to undertake an Archipelago-wide health mission. This includes the provision of elementary health services to every member of the five local communities. Since 2013, we have offered free health care to all 3000 of the Archipelago’s population, with dedicated clinics hosted by a team of US-trained health experts and Cambodian medical students (who also act as translators).

Epidemiology: Open Access:  Short Term Medical Response in Haiti:  Epidemiology and Model for Delivery of Care

December 20, 2011

On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, with several subsequent aftershocks. It was estimated that 200,000 to 230,000 died, more than 300,000 were left wounded and 1 to 1.3 million left homeless. We describe an intervention bundle that includes acute medical care, and community education. There were 641 male and 1042 female patients seen over an 8 day period. Mean age was 24.6yrs (range 30d to 94 years). Thirty eight percent of patients were under the age of 18 yrs. All patients sought medical and 254 patients also sought dental care.

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Bring much-needed acute medical and dental care to a beautiful, culture-rich destination. You can join an IMR medical mission team today!

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