Health—General & Rehabilitative

Medical Missionaries Inc

  • Manassas, VA
  • www.medmissionaries.org

Mission Statement

Medical Missionaries is a volunteer group of more than 200 doctors, nurses, dentists, and others who work to improve the health of the poor in the U.S. and throughout the world.  We provide medical care and medical supplies, clothing and food to the areas we serve.

One area of focus has been along the Haiti-Dominican Republic border. We built and support a clinic (hospital) in Thomassique, Haiti. Volunteer medical and surgical teams make numerous trips during the course of a year to provide medical care. We also have programs to provide potable water, overcome childhood malnutrition, provide vaccinations to prevent disease.

We also send medicines to medical teams serving throughout the world, sea containers of medical supplies and equipment to Haiti/Dominican Republic and Africa, and clothing and supplies to those in need in the U.S. (primarily Northern Virginia, The District of Columbia, Appalachia, and Indian Reservations).

Main Programs

  1. St. Joseph's Clinic, Thomassique, Haiti
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The poorest of the poor throughout the world, including:
the U.S. (especially Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, Appalachia, and Indian reservations)
Haiti (where we have built and fully support (29 Haitian medical professionals and support staff) the first permanent medical facility in Thomassique, Haiti, a region of more than 100,000 people
the Dominican Republic
Africa
Asia
the Middle East
Latin America

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Dr. Gilbert Irwin

Keywords

Self-reported

healthcare, medicine, medical supplies, clinic, diseases, Haiti relief, medical treatment, hospital, helping the poor, third world health care

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Register now

EIN

54-1990595

 Number

5381953565

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Medical Missionaries sends sea containers of medical supplies, medical equipment, food, and clothing to the poor in 8 to 10 countries each year. In 2007, Medical Missionaries opened a clinic/hospital in Thomassique, Haiti, the first permanent medical facility in this area of about 125,000 residents. The clinic is staffed by 29 Haitian doctors, nurses, midwives, technicians, and support people, and is fully supported by Medical Missionaries. Visiting teams of U.S. medical specialists travel to the clinic about 4 times a year to treat difficult cases and to provide professional development to the Haitian staff. The clinic serves about 25,000 to 30,000 patients each year.

We address some of the underlying causes of common illnesses treated at the clinic through programs providing vaccinations, potable water, and treating childhood malnutrition. Assistance from a foundation has allowed us to set up Community Health Centers in outlying villages in the Thomassique region (Haiti), to bring health care closer to where the villagers live.

During 2013, Medical Missionaries sent 1,000 packages of medicines to medical teams serving throughout the world, made over 25 supply trips to Appalachia and Oklahoma, distributed clothes, supplies and equipment locally, sent several containers of supplies to Africa and to Haiti/Dominican Republic, and disaster relief supplies to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

St. Joseph's Clinic, Thomassique, Haiti

In 2006, Medical Missionaries built a state-of-the-art clinic (hospital) that serves not only the residents of Thomassique, but all 125,000 residents of the region.  St. Joseph's Clinic is staffed by 15 Haitian medical professionals.  They serve between 100 and 150 patients each day and facilitate between 40 and 60 births each month.  Teams of doctors and nurses from the U.S. visit the clinic several times each year to assist with special procedures and to provide professional development for the Haitian staff.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The poorest of the poor throughout the world, including:
the U.S. (especially Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, Appalachia, and Indian reservations)
Haiti (where we have built and fully support (29 Haitian medical professionals and support staff) the first permanent medical facility in Thomassique, Haiti, a region of more than 100,000 people
the Dominican Republic
Africa
Asia
the Middle East
Latin America

Social Media

Funding Needs

Operational Funds: We rely entirely on donations for everything we do. Operation of the clinic/hospital in Thomassique, Haiti, costs about $250,000 per year.  Sending a sea container of medical supplies, medical equipment, food and clothing, costs about $7,000 to $9,000.  Providing a two-month supply of nutritional supplement to rescue a child from severe malnutrition costs $100 per child.  Providing water purification systems for 1,000 families in an outlying village costs $10,000 for the first year and $5,000 for subsequent years. Endowment Funds:  We have begun to form an Endowment to sustain the work of Medical Missionaries into the future.  Endowment funds are invested to fund future operations.

photos




External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

MEDICAL MISSIONARIES INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

Sign in or create an account to view this information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Medical Missionaries Inc

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Principal Officer

Dr. Gilbert Irwin

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Gilbert Irwin

Medical Doctor

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?