|History, Mission & Principles|
The International Medical Health Organization (IMHO) is an international humanitarian organization that focuses on developing and improving health care in disadvantaged and needy regions worldwide. IMHO was founded in 2004 in the United States, by health care professionals who recognized a desperate need in bringing health care to impoverished communities in lesser-developed regions. IMHO is a registered tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization in the United States. IMHO is a registered not-for-profit organization in Canada and is currently awaiting registration with the government as a charitable organization.
To develop and improve health care services and infrastructure in under-served regions worldwide.
We seek to improve the overall health and well being of all persons, particularly those affected by poverty, conflict, and natural disaster. IMHO aims to improve health care across the globe for those in need, by identifying health needs and providing resources & training to address those needs. We believe in empowering communities to build their own health systems, improve overall health, and to respond to health needs as they arise. In this way, we promote self-reliance and sustainability. We believe in the transformative power of education and the role this plays in improving the overall health and well being of people everywhere. IMHO frequently partners with local and international non-governmental organizations to better channel assistance to needy populations. Our work is focused on the following areas:
1. Primary Care & Public Health
IMHO is founded on principles of humanitarianism and neutrality. IMHO chooses its areas of operation according to an objective needs-based analysis, and remains impartial in treating suffering communities in conflict situations. IMHO works to provide assistance during times of monumental suffering, such as the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, Pakistan earthquake in 2005, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Burmese cyclone Nargis in 2008. This emergency relief work complements IMHO’s ongoing structural and capacity-building work to enhance health care opportunities and relief.
IMHO is a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the principal US agency for extending assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms.
IMHO is also a member of InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. Over 180 other NGOs make up InterAction and work collectively to better serve humanity. To learn more about InterAction, please visit their website at www.interaction.org.
Over 70 volunteers and donors from all over Texas attended the 2013 IMHO Texas Annual Fundraising Dinner Program at the Madras Pavilion in Sugar Land, Texas on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The full program included an ideas2impact (i2i) young professionals/youth program update, presentations on “Prevention of Cardiovascular…
For the last two years, the Dr. HGD Medical Center has noticed a significant increase in the amount of cases of women complaining of vaginitis. In response to this urgent need, the HGD Medical Center and its partner, the UCLA Global Health Program conducted a research initiative…
IMHO wishes to congratulate Dr. Deva Caanthan of Fort Myers, Florida on his recent recognition by the Lee County, Florida Medical Association for his “outstanding leadership and public service for our community and abroad, above and beyond the call of duty.” Dr. Caanthan received this distinguished award…
The exchange of information and knowledge for the purposes of developing human capital is a noble cause. IMHO has two stand-out partners on the ground in Sri Lanka who are making such valuable investments in medical education and the sciences. Dr. Surenthirakumaran has been affiliated with Moolai…
The third annual IMHO Food Festival in Orange County took place on Saturday, September 22nd in Rossmoor, CA with well over 200 people in attendance. Organized by volunteers from Anpuneri, a group of committed families that support philanthropic endeavors wherever there is need, the event was a…
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