“Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts,” anthropologist Margaret Mead replied when asked what she considered the first sign of civilization, describing the discovery of a fractured and healed 15,000-year-old femur.  


In the animal kingdom, Mead explained, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger; you cannot hunt for food. No creature survives long enough for the bone to heal.  A healed femur means another person has stayed with the fallen, binding up the wound, carrying them to safety, and tending them through recovery.


You, our supporters, are committed to help others through difficulty.

You make teach one. heal many. possible.

Because of you, lives are saved, lives are restored, and communities are healed for generations to come. 


We believe education improves health.

We believe health fosters peace.

That's the power of 

teach one.  heal many.


Physicians for Peace delivers education and training to healthcare workers in under-resourced communities, expanding their skillsets and  medical knowledge base. 

We teach individuals

and they, in turn,

heal their communities.

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believe everyone
deserves access
to basic surgical care

Without access to basic surgical care, common, easily treatable illnesses lead to disability or death.


healthcare professionals

We equip surgical providers with the tools to help themselves and their communities.

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with communities
to save lives

In partnership with local hospitals and clinics, we identify local training needs and mobilize volunteer experts to help fill those gaps.

We educate and empower local providers of surgical care,

so they can heal their own communities.

Your gift will transform lives.

Join us to make a real difference.

Today.  Tomorrow. Together.