What is MedLend?
Our organization was created in 2000 by Dr. Henry Hamilton and Dr. Ronald Rubenstein. We are a certified 501 (c)(3) non-profit that provides free health care services and resources for people in the world’s poorest countries.
Originally, our purpose was to provide an equipment-lending program for other health-focused nonprofit groups doing overseas medical tours. However, in 2006, we began to organize medical tours of our own called medical missions.
Our Medical Missions
These are comprised of surgical teams that travel to developing nations as volunteer medical professionals. The volunteer doctors bring all necessary surgical supplies and equipment with them.
Fostering Educational Opportunities
We offer an exchange program for students in the United States as well as host countries. Our team often leaves donations—supplies or equipment—with our host hospitals. We also train the local medical staff members, sharing new techniques or technologies with them. These exchanges strengthen the sustainability of local health care systems.
As a result, our medical missions make lasting contributions by broadening the hospital staff’s educational base and capabilities in every country we visit.
These are comprised of surgical teams that travel to developing nations as volunteer medical professionals. The volunteer doctors bring all necessary suWe want to maximize the effects of our surgical and medical missions by adding value from experienced practitioners and quality equipment.
Our organization aims to gather more public donations as well as form partnerships with supportive organizations and win grant sponsorships from capable corporations. By doing so, we will be able to increase the number of missions we produce each year.
Doing Our Part for Society
We are passionate about helping less fortunate countries access better health care and training their doctors to assist the locals in the area.
Our Core Values
Our organization is committed to helping less fortunate countries access better health care. Whether it is through training their doctors or providing medical supplies and equipment, we do our best with the donations we receive.
From students and doctors to men, women, and children, our organization respects everyone in professional and personal situations.
MedLend values its volunteers and we accept those who can do the work and are a good fit within our organization.
We receive donations and contributions in cash, supplies, or equipment. To ensure that these gifts get to hospitals in developing countries, we uphold the values of honesty and integrity.
Organizing a medical mission has its challenges. Each person has a role to play and our members work closely throughout the process, providing ongoing feedback to improve our processes.