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Medical Teams International 

Description

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. 

For the past four years, Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator, has awarded MTI four stars, its highest ranking, for Accountability & Transparency.

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.
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Medical Teams International
PO Box 10 
Portland 
OR
97207-0010 
(503) 624-1000 

Jeff Pinneo 
President & CEO 

Programs

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 FY13, MTI delivered $8.7 million in dental care to nearly 18,500 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

After a devastating typhoon slammed the Philippines on 11/8/13, MTI sent 15 medical teams (60 volunteers total) to provide care for over 20,000 patients.  We also shipped 3 pallets of urgently-needed medicines & medical supplies to clinics & hospitals in the Philippines - each with enough supplies to care for 10,000 people for up to 3 months.

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.

Evaluation


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.

Collaboration
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:

DateAmountPurpose
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.
12/15/2005 $15,000.00support expansion of the Mobile Dental Program.

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