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Hanoi Eye Institute
Hanoi Eye Institute Pediatric patient well on the road to recovery, Danang
Pediatric patient well on the road to recovery, Danang
Kilimanjaro Medical Center, Tanzania Pediatric patient well on the road to recovery, Danang
Kilimanjaro Medical Center, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro Medical Center, Tanzania Orthopedic patient, Havana
Orthopedic patient, Havana
Surgery at University Teaching Hospital, Zambia Orthopedic patient, Havana
Surgery at University Teaching Hospital, Zambia
Mother and Child, Clinica Alma Luminosa
Aitutaki Hospital, Cook Islands Mother and Child, Clinica Alma Luminosa
Aitutaki Hospital, Cook Islands
Welcome to Medical Exchange International
Medical Exchange International, Inc. is a non-profit charity dedicated to international health care collaboration. With your help we provide appropriate tools, knowledge, and collegial support to health care professionals in over 30 developing nations to date throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania.

Our Board of Directors is composed of physicians and educators, and we rely entirely on charitable contributions for funding our many projects. Site visits by MEI’s volunteer medical professionals enable us to determine what resources are truly needed and would be most practical and useful in the local environment. MEI's site visits  and personal relationships with health care providers and administrators in the developing world are the key to its core strategy of providing resources which are of immediate benefit to health care providers and their patients in the target environment. MEI's approach prevents the all-too-common scenarios in which donated resources are under-utilized due to lack of true need or clinical appropriateness for the target environment, lack of on-site technical skill or familiarity with use of the equipment, inability to maintain equipment in the local environment, or diversion from the intended recipient.

Our volunteers obtain and transport key educational materials and needed medical supplies and equipment to venues where such resources can make a huge difference. In addition to providing local health care professionals with the medications and tools they need to do their job, we place an emphasis on education both by teaching and by providing medical textbooks, journals, clinical monographs, and electronic media to colleagues in developing nations whose quest for knowledge may be impeded by financial, geographic, and/or political barriers.

MEI’s Health Care and Society educational travel programs promote valuable people-to-people contact among health care professionals and foster the exchange of knowledge and ideas. MEI is committed to building bridges between the U.S. and other medical communities. Our travel programs have also served as an entrée for individual health care professionals to create long-term relationships with colleagues in developing nations. We believe that there is no more universal humanitarian value to build upon than health care.

MEI is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

All contributions are tax-deductible

under the Internal Revenue Code

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