Our model is based on three principles: 

Train. Support. Empower.

Through our programs, we help local surgical care providers get the training they need to heal patients in their own communities.

Our impact goes beyond one surgery. Training builds sustainability for the future.

Our volunteers provide their local colleagues with the skills needed to deliver ongoing quality care. 

Train. Support. Empower.

These efforts are intertwined, so that training is supported by solid partnership and sustaining support.  Our volunteers and trainees become colleagues and continue their relationships until the local providers are confident in their new skills.

Our teach one. heal many. model means that

trainees will save and restore lives for years to come.

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We Train

We embrace the capacity building impact of training and education, and combine hands-on training with theory to teach both the "how" and the "why" of each new technique.

The Pay-it-Forward Effect: Each practitioner we train shares this knowledge with up to 70 others.

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We Support

We support each community where we work through our network of partners, and we identify appropriate equipment, policies and curriculum to develop local capacity and best practices.

Strong Partnerships:  We work together to determine the best solutions in each community.

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We Empower

By ensuring that our partners have both the knowledge and the resources, we empower them to make decisions and develop their capacity to create sustainable healthy communities.

Long-term Solutions:  In everything we do, our goal is to foster self-reliance and sustainability.

Your gift will transform lives

Join us to make a real difference

Today.  Tomorrow.  Together.