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Healthcare worker receiving hands-on medical training by surgical medical volunteer

teach one.
heal many.

Physicians for Peace

trains and mentors

 healthcare workers serving

low-resourced communities worldwide, 

expanding their skillsets 


surgical knowledge base

to meet their patients' needs. 

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We restore and save lives.

We partner with medical facilities & providers worldwide, working within available resources to address locally identified needs and close chronic healthcare gaps.
Volunteer doctor giving medical training to healthcare provider in Colombia

We promote lasting solutions.

Our "teach one, heal many" model empowers trainees to become trainers in their countries & regions, reducing the need for outside educators.
Family benefiting from public health equity in Dominican Republic.

We build healthier communities.

Our work has a profound positive effect on healthcare workers, hospitals and clinics—and in turn on patients, their families, and communities.
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A little goes a long way.

Our cost-effective model means one top-tier volunteer medical educator can make an exponential impact on many trainees and many more patients.


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Without access to basic surgical care, common and easily treatable illnesses and injuries can cause disability or death.

Physicians for Peace surgical teaching theatre in Blantyre, Malawi

The majority of people living in the poorest nations of the world don't have access to trained physicians or qualified healthcare providers.


According to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, the need for safe surgery in low-income countries is sobering


Of the 7 billion people on earth, 5 billion lack access to safe, timely and affordable surgical care, including anesthesia.


In lower-income countries, as many as nine out of ten people cannot access basic surgical care.

(World Health Organization)

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