WHAT WE BELIEVE
We educate and empower local providers of surgical care to alleviate suffering and transform lives in under-resourced communities around the world.
HEALTH IS A BASIC NEED
Physicians for Peace believes the capacity to provide surgical care is essential to transforming lives in communities around the world.
We improve access to surgical care. This is our bedrock, the foundation of Physicians for Peace.
We focus on health because without it, individuals and communities cannot move out of poverty.
EDUCATION LEADS TO EMPOWERMENT
Physicians for Peace believes in the exponential impact of education to empower.
We provide surgical providers with the tools to help themselves and their communities.
We embrace the capacity-building effect of education. We teach others, so they in turn can heal many.
Collaboration makes our work possible.
Through unique partnerships, Physicians for Peace mobilizes teams that respond to identified needs with expertise and flexibility.
We partner with like-minded organizations to increase efficiency and promote lasting and meaningful solutions.
RESPECT DIVERSE CULTURES
Respect anchors every successful relationship.
We coordinate with our partners to ensure that programs and resources align with needs.
In every interaction, we promote consideration and dignity, valuing diverse traditions, cultures and backgrounds.
HOLDING OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE
Ethical behavior is at the center of our programs and operations.
Volunteers, partners and donors have the right to know how we invest and build upon their generous gifts of time and money.
We understand the need for transparent operations and endeavor to provide timely updates on our programs and financial health through clear communications.
We envision a more just and equitable world where access to life-saving and life-restoring surgical care is available to all people everywhere, so they can go on to live healthy and meaningful lives.