“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.
WHAT WE DO
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.
to save lives
In partnership with local hospitals and clinics, we identify local training needs and mobilize volunteer experts to help fill those gaps.