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To improve medical care in developing countries through medical program development, education, direct patient care, diagnostic support, medical device donations, medical supply donations, and community outreach support with the support of medical volunteers.

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Execute the mission of earthMed as an independent, non-sectarian, non-political organization, providing carefully planned, appropriate services changing in response to the changing needs of those we support, and fostering an atmosphere of growth within the organization to improve our abilities to better carry out our mission.

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earthMed Charitable Volunteer Medical Teams to Visit Ulaanbataar, Mongolia in October 2016

earthMed volunteer medical team continues earthMed's long term medical program support efforts

earthMed physicians, cardiothoracic surgeon John R. Handy, Jr., MD, HonD, director of Providence Thoracic Surgery and co-director of the Providence Thoracic Oncology Program in Portland, Oregon, and cardiac anesthesiologist Patricia Gramling-Babb, led multiple earthMed volunteer charitable medical missions to Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, most recently in May 2013. Thoracic & cardiac surgery teams will be returning October 15-31, 2016, earthMed’s 6th mission to Mongolia.

earthMed has a long-standing relationship with the Mongolian health care system, providing personnel and material support for thoracic and cardiac surgery development. While in Mongolia, our team provided needs assessment, needed medical supplies, staffed surgical clinics, participated in thoracic & cardiac surgery and postoperative recovery in collaboration with our Mongolian colleagues.

Our team operated in the National Center for Communicable Diseases (tuberculosis surgery), the Traumatology Hospital, the Cancer Hospital and Shastin Hospital/Hospital #3 (cardiac surgery). Due to this multi-year collaboration, Drs. Gramling-Babb & Handy have been awarded honorary doctorates by the National Medical Research Institute of Mongolia and honorary membership in the Mongolian Association of Surgeons.


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