Effictiveness of Short-Term Medical Mission Trips
Having volunteered with numerous organizations on short-term medical mission trips, I often wonder about the efficacy of the mission. In too many occasions, it seems as though organizations show up at a village, conduct their “version” of a clinic, and leave — never to communicate to the village or other stakeholders again. In my mind, nothing has been accomplished except for the treatment of a few acute conditions. Even more troublesome is when these visits actually cause more harm than good. The importance of follow up and a sustained relationship with the host is pivotal! Why Go Through the Trouble?… Read More
Global Health Reach 2015 Tax Return Released
Global Health Reach’s 2015 tax return (form 990) was filed on May 5th, 2016. In the spirit of transparency, we are releasing it on the website for the public to view. Please click on the link below to download a PDF copy. Global Health Reach 2015 Form 990-EZ Please note that our first program services are to start in 2016.
Letter From the President
First, I would like to thank our supporters for the tremendous amount of enthusiasm for Global Health Reach. We have met so many first-class people during our many medical missions throughout the world, and I feel very lucky to have many of them committed to our cause. A non-profit’s success is largely bounded by it’s stakeholders – I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish with this tremendous group. We created GHR to address the many deficiencies we have seen in other medical relief organizations. Our mission is to serve those in need to our greatest ability – and… Read More