Medical Teams International 


Medical Teams International (MTI) is a nonprofit organization that provides medical and dental care along with humanitarian aid around the world. Locally, MTI provides dental care aboard our Mobile Dental vans to children and adults who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Globally, MTI’s development and disaster relief teams work to establish long-term solutions to international communities plagued by chronic poverty, lack of medical care and minimal educational opportunities. 

Mission Statement
Medical Teams International's mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty around the world as well as here in the U.S.

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Medical Teams International
PO Box 10 
(503) 624-1000 

Jeff Pinneo 
President & CEO 


Medical Teams International Programs

MTI began its Mobile Dental Program in 1989 to respond to the crisis of untreated oral disease. Today, throughout the Pacific Northwest, MTI has 12 motor homes converted into dental clinics, and hundreds of volunteer dental professionals who care for low-income children and adults, including the elderly, homeless and disabled. In FY14, MTI delivered $7.4 million in dental care to nearly 17,700 people, strictly on the basis of need, at little or no cost to patients.     

MTI responds to natural and man-made disasters within 48 hours. Since 1979, MTI has reached survivors of genocide, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and complex humanitarian crises. We focus on developing high-impact relief, rehabilitation and risk-reduction programs to provide emergency health care.

We build local partner and health personnel capacity through training, and support community-based health and development programs. We ship containers of essential medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics. Our long-term goal is to rebuild lives by transitioning survivors into community development programs.

Recent Successes and Current Challenges

In April 2015 we responded to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. We sent a team of highly trained volunteer medical professionals to provide medical assistance to earthquake victims. MTI's initial urgent humanitarian response is now transitioning into a broader early recovery program, including restoration of heath services in local health facilities.

MTI has worked in Liberia for over a decade. In 2014, because of our expertise and trusted presence, we were asked to take on a leadership role among NGOs in Liberia to fight the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. MTI provided safety education and training for communities, families, and health clinics in seven counties serving 726,000 people. Although the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola free on May 9, 2015, the virus is still active in neighboring countries, and MTI and other NGOs are transitioning into a recovery phase to strengthen capacity and scale up infection prevention and control protocols.

We are currently working in Lebanon, providing care for Syrian refugees.  The Syrian refugee influx is becoming a "time bomb" in Lebanon - politically, socially, and environmentally.  MTI is implementing a primary health care project to provide for the basic health needs of Syrian refugees who do not have access to health services.


Medical Teams International (MTI) Mobile Dental program provides free or low-cost dental care at accessible locations to low-income people of all ages who lack insurance or funds to pay for dental services.

Proven Success
MTI has built a strong foundation of volunteers, site partners and skilled staff to manage the Mobile Dental program and clinics. In 2010, MTI provided dental care to 1,672 low-income individuals in King County.

MTI partners with over 20 organizations such as hospitals, churches, schools, senior centers, homeless shelters and low-income housing organizations and has provided services at 28 locations in King County this year. The partner agencies screen and schedule eligible patients, and MTI provides a fully equipped mobile dental unit, clinic manager, dental assistant and volunteer dentist for the dental service.

Financial Health
The majority of MTI's budget is comprised of in-kind contributions of donated medical equipment and donated time from medical professionals. MTI also has strong support from individual donors, foundations, corporations and events. In January 2011, they completed a $380,000 capital campaign to purchase a new van to serve sites primarily in King County.

Grant History with The Seattle Foundation:

Grants Awarded through The Seattle Foundation Grantmaking Program:

11/6/2012 $5,000.00to support the I-LABS Developing Mind Project Fund (DMPROJ).
3/10/2008 $15,000.00support general operating expenses for Four New Mobile Dental Sites in King County.


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