Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
In the wake of a year with such upheaval and global hardship, your support has never been more important. Your generosity makes a life-saving difference for people in crisis all over the world. With your help, we are working to triple the impact of our work to meet these needs.
Last year, you helped Medical Teams International work on the front lines of some of the most volatile conflicts on our planet. Our staff provided medical care to people displaced by conflict in northern Ethiopia. Volunteers showed up in Moldova to treat Ukrainians crossing the border. In Colombia, we cared for Venezuelan migrants escaping violence and insecurity.
At home in the U.S., we continued to fight COVID-19 by providing testing and vaccinations to people who lacked access. Through partnerships with some of the largest health systems in the Pacific Northwest, our mobile health clinics provided dental and medical care to seasonal farm workers, seniors, and people experiencing houselessness.
The number of people who are hurting in our world can feel overwhelming. And yet, we must remember that every one of those people is made in the image of God. Every person deserves the chance for health and wholeness.
In the face of overwhelming suffering, I have witnessed an outpouring of love in action. I see people like you who have chosen to step forward and care for your brothers and sisters who are hurting. In this annual report, you will read the incredible stories of just a few of the people whose lives were changed because of this community.
As I think of this last year, I reflect on the promises of God’s goodness and provision in Psalm 121. After so many natural and manmade crises, I am reminded that, “He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over will neither slumber nor sleep” (v. 3-4). I believe that God shows his love and protection through compassionate hearts like yours. You are a part of our team, and you are one of the reasons I know he is in every detail of our work. Thank you for your loving support. It allows us to go where we’re needed most. Together, we are a powerful force for love and change!
Martha Holley Newsome
President and CEO
Rising to the challenge
We address needs that are growing more severe every day. We are facing the largest refugee crisis the world has ever known. Sudden disasters like earthquakes and typhoons, along with emergencies like famine, continue to threaten communities. And here in the United States, many people cannot access or afford basic dental and medical care critical to their overall health.
With over 40 years of experience caring for people in crisis, Medical Teams is uniquely poised to rise to these challenges. With your help, we are matching our greatest strength — providing loving and life-saving medical care — with some of the world’s greatest needs.
Together with compassionate people like you, we are able to do this life-changing work.
Stories from around the world
Our strategy of tripling our work in three areas explains how we do what we do. But equally important is why we do it.
We exist to love and serve people. We see God’s face in every person we meet. We believe that every person deserves the chance for health and wholeness.
Loving people who are hurting is our reason for being. Here are stories of real people whose lives you profoundly impacted through your generosity.
“It was only by God’s grace that my husband was not in the house when they came to locate him,” says Penda. Instead, the soldiers took Penda and her 4-month-old baby.
When her husband returned and realized his wife and baby had been kidnapped, he worried they would come back for his other five children. So he took his
Eugenia had only been in Moldova three days when she walked into the Medical Teams clinic. Despite feeling sick, she had a bright smile and a friendly greeting for the volunteer doctor and nurse.
A virus was spreading in the accommodation center where she was
Thirteen years ago, Aileen’s mom was diagnosed with brain cancer. After surviving drastic brain surgery and a coma, her mom’s cancer was finally gone. Aileen’s family was relieved and able to enjoy life again with their mom.
Then, in the fall of 2021, doctors found her tumor had grown again. The cancer was terminal. Aileen and her younger brother didn’t want to send her to a home for care so they took nursing classes to keep their family together and take care of their mom. A few months later, Aileen’s mom died at home from cardiac arrest.
Aileen’s 18-year-old brother went to work to support the family,
A heart for helping
“I was in my 70s. I didn’t have a medical background, but I had executive skills and was strong and healthy. So, I went to Guatemala with a group of people that I’d never met before, and it was exciting for me,” she says.
Where we worked in 2022
THANK YOU TO OUR Partners
We are grateful to our corporate and foundation partners who bring their tools and resources to the aid of people around the world. Engaging their staff and utilizing their expertise, they advance the mission of Medical Teams International in invaluable ways.
Ben B. Cheney Foundation
Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound
Evangelical Covenant Church
First Fruit, Inc.
Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation
Kind Heart Free Spirit Foundation
Konzen Family Foundation
Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund
MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
Sanders Family Foundation
Seattle-King County Dental Foundation
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
The Anderson Family Foundation
The Clark Foundation
The Cloud Family Foundation Fund
The Norcliffe Foundation
The Oregon Community Foundation
The Reser Family Foundation
The Roma Foundation
The Swigert (ESCO) Foundation
The Wasily Family Foundation
William G. Gilmore Foundation
YOUR GENEROSITY BY THE NUMBERS
When you give to Medical Teams, every dollar is maximized to have the greatest possible impact for people who are suffering, both in the United States and abroad. Your generosity enables us to quickly mobilize medical supplies, staff, and volunteers to places where the need is great. Thank you for your support.
Medical Teams International strives for financial liquidity and reserves to operate in a way which is prudent yet challenges us to serve as many in need as possible. We are blessed by donors like you who allow us to own a medical distribution center outright and increase our impact every year.
2022 Sources of Cash Income
|Private cash contributions
|Gifts in Kind
|General and administration
|Fundraising and communications
Liabilities & Net Assets
|Liabilities and Net Assets
|Unrestricted net assets
|Restricted net assets
Your gifts make an impact
In daring to love like Jesus, we are committed to serving the sick, the suffering, the forgotten. We do this, in part, by leveraging our resources to reach as many people in crisis as possible. Equipping clinics, empowering communities, healing people — these things are only possible through your boundless generosity. Thank you.
To ensure accountability for your contributions, Medical Teams International is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability.
This report is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Medical Teams International and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
Martha Holley Newsome President & CEO
Marketing & Development
Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Finance
2022 Board of Directors
J. Michael Goodwin
Dr. Nathalie Johnson
Dr. E. Anne Peterson
International Country Offices
Dar es Salaam,