people have health care because of your compassionate support
By now, you’ve likely heard the news – after much prayer and reflection, I’ve decided to leave Medical Teams. I’m so grateful for the time I’ve spent working alongside all of you to help heal our hurting world. I know too that it’s the right time for a new leader to step in and continue our life-saving work.
The world needs Medical Teams now more than ever. Even as our teams worked courageously to meet the critical health needs of our brothers and sisters, collectively we still bore witness to so much pain.
But what brought me hope this past year were extraordinary acts of generosity and love from people like you.
As I reflect on 2023, this is what I’m focusing on – the transformative power of this exceptional community. You’ll read more in the pages of this annual report about what we’ve accomplished this year together, but I want to highlight a few here.
Over the last 12 months, you helped thousands of mothers give birth safely to more than 39,000 healthy babies. In response to war and disease outbreaks in Sudan and Ethiopia, your generosity meant we could quickly expand our services on the frontlines. You trained more than 2,000 community health workers around the world to help care for their neighbors. And that’s just the beginning of your impact!
Together, we’ve done incredible work to transform our hurting world into one that’s healing.
There’s a passage of scripture that I return to when I consider how we should bring life-saving medical care to people facing crisis. Corinthians 16:14 says, “Let all that you do be done in love.” To me, that’s the perfect encapsulation of the way this community cares for our neighbors around the world.
When you give of your time, money, and prayers to Medical Teams, you’re participating in a radical act of loving transformation. None of us can know what the coming year will hold. But if last year is any indication, I have great faith in the power this community has to impact the lives of people around the world.
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
Transforming Lives With Health Care
At Medical Teams, we believe that the first step toward restoring hope for our brothers and sisters around the world is getting them access to health care. When disasters strike or people are forced from home by violence, we’re quick to respond with life-saving medical care. But we don’t stop there – we listen, comfort, and love the people we see in our clinics. Being cared for as a whole person is a transformative experience.
Together, with donors like you, we’ve transformed lives through loving, life-saving medical care.
In 2023 You Changed Lives Through…
Stories of Transformation
While statistics are good for the head, stories are good for the heart. When you meet these women– Natalia, Stella, Sydney, and Phyllis – you’ll feel the way lives have been transformed by your generosity and partnership with Medical Teams.
“I made the choice for my children.”
“I never knew there was something like this…I’m so grateful.”
Stella and Angella
“I would like my child to become a nurse when she grows up to help sick people by treating them like Medical Teams does.”
“From the beginning of the first trip, Medical Teams empowered me.”
This year, leading institutions recognized Medical Teams for our quality care, efficiency, and community-led interventions. Our recognitions include:
Where You Helped in 2023
Healthy Women, Healthy World
“We are a community of women helping other women, and that brings a lot of joy in my life. It also brings a lot of completeness…even though we’re sitting in our homes, we can help someone else somewhere around the world.” – Kristi York, Healthy Women, Healthy World member
This YEAr, our Healthy Women, Healthy World members…
Raised more than $130,000 to increase access to health care for women and children around the world.
Hosted webinars for more than 1,500 viewers on gender-based violence and engaged supporters through inspirational quarterly book club meetings.
Brought 41 volunteers together to assemble and donate 500 hygiene kits for unhoused families in Portland.
YOUR GENEROSITY BY THE NUMBERS
When you give to Medical Teams, your gift goes to work – we maximize your dollar to have the greatest impact, transforming lives both at home and abroad. Your generosity enables us to help our brothers and sisters who are hurting with life-saving medical care and medical supplies. Thank you for your support!
Medical Teams International strives for financial liquidity and reserves, allowing us to challenge ourselves to serve as many people as possible while remaining financially prudent. We are blessed by donors like you who allow us to own a medical distribution center outright and increase our impact every year.
2023 Sources of Cash Income
|Private cash contributions
|Gifts in Kind
|General and administration
|Fundraising and communications
|Liabilities and Net Assets
|Unrestricted net assets
|Restricted net assets
Liabilities & Net Assets
THANK YOU TO OUR Partners
We are grateful to our corporate and foundation partners who bring their expertise, resources, and staff to the aid of people around the world. Their dedication and compassion advances the work of Medical Teams International in critical 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
Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund
Sanders Family Foundation
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
The Clark Foundation
The Norcliffe Foundation
The Oregon Community Foundation
The Reser Family Foundation
The Swigert (ESCO) Foundation
Verdant Health Commission
William G. Gilmore Foundation
Your Gifts Transform Lives
As we dare to love like Jesus, we’re committed to caring for our neighbors around the world who would otherwise be left behind. We do this, in part, by leveraging our resources responsibly and effectively to help as many people as possible. By equipping clinics, healing patients, and empowering communities we’re transforming our hurting world.
Thank you for partnering with us to care for our brothers and sisters. Your boundless generosity and faith are the fuel for our work!
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
Through January 2024
Marketing & Development
Through January 2024
Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Finance
Board of Directors
Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Treasurer, Executive Committee
Chair, Finance and Administration Committee
Secretary, Executive Committee
J. Michael Goodwin
Dr. Nathalie Johnson
E. Anne Peterson
Dr. Albert Munanga
Pastor George Hopkins
Cyrus Lee, DMD
International country offices
Steve Cooke, Country Director
Roger Kadima, Country Director
Birhanu Waka, Country Director
Debora Niyeha, Country Director
Duncan Fleck, Country Director
Jason Evans, Country Director
Cindy Breilh, Executive Director