Posted by chads on May 10, 2007
Here are a few more NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) that are involved in global health, and that may be of interest to the Utah Valley and/or LDS communities (In most cases, my knowledge of these organizations is superficial. I do not necessarily endorse them):
–Empowering Nations “is a pro-active, volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to empowering the poor through education and relief, and to promoting and facilitating involvement in the fight against poverty throughout the world… Working with established projects in countries including Brazil, Ghana, Peru, Panama, and Thailand, Empowering Nations’ volunteers have built schools and homes, provided micro-credit training, taught disease-prevention methods, bolstered literacy, and provided disaster relief, impacting the lives of thousands.”
–Deseret International has the following goals:
“* Assist physicians in partner countries to establish ongoing programs for the surgical repair of specific surgical problems, particularly among children.
* Achieve a minimal overhead goal of less than 2%.
* Develop ongoing medical programs in partner countries.
* Promote volunteerism within and without the medical community to achieve these goals.”
–HELP International “is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to helping eliminate poverty and alleviating human suffering.”