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International
Medical
Health
Organization
(IMHO):
Rebuilding
Lives
 
 IMHO
 is
 a
 grassroots
 global
 health
 nonprofit
 organization
 based
in
the
United
States
that
seeks
to
improve
and
develop
 health
 care
 services
 and
 infrastructure
 in
 under‐served
 regions
 worldwide.
 The
 organization
 was
 founded
 on
 principles
 of
 humanitarianism
 and
 neutrality
 in
 2004
 by
 a
 volunteer
 group
 of
 committed
 doctors
 and
 other
 professionals
across
the
US
that
shared
a
vision
for
improved
 global
health
and
medical
care.
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
 respond
 to
 health
 needs
 as
 they
 arise.
 IMHO
 frequently
 partners
 with
 local
 and
 international
 non‐governmental
 organizations
 to
 better
channel
assistance
to
needy
populations.
Our
work
is
focused
in
the
areas
of
Primary
Care
&
Public
 Health,
Health
Education
&
Training,
and
Capacity‐Building.

 
 In
2008,
IMHO
grew
with
the
addition
of
IMHO
Canada,
which
now
serves
as
an
independent
organization
 that
coordinates
efforts
closely
with
IMHO
USA.
In
late
2010,
IMHO
Lanka
was
officially
launched
as
well,
 marking
a
new
frontier
in
the
growth
of
the
organization.
IMHO
USA
is
a
registered
USAID
Private
Voluntary
 Organization
and
a
member
of
InterAction,
the
largest
conglomeration
of
US‐based
relief
&
development
 agencies.
 


Where
does
IMHO
work?


Due
 to
 the
 unique
 nature
 of
 the
 organization,
 IMHO
 is
 primarily
 focused
 on
 impoverished
 and
 disadvantaged
regions
of
Sri
Lanka,
where
marginalized
populations
 have
 endured
 conflict,
 poverty,
 and
 other
 hardships.
 IMHO
 works
 through
an
extensive
network
of
contacts
on
the
ground,
including
 local
doctors,
health
care
officials,
and
other
grassroots
organizations
 in
identifying
health
needs,
and
then
providing
resources
and
training
 to
 accommodate
 those
 needs.
 Over
 the
 years
 IMHO
 has
 also
 contributed
 to
 emergency
 relief
 and
 development
 efforts
 in
 Burma,
 Bangladesh,
DR
Congo,
Ethiopia,
Haiti,
India,
Indonesia,
Pakistan,
the
 Philippines,
and
the
US.
 


What
does
IMHO
do?
 IMHO
has
developed
healthcare
systems
through
training
medical
personnel
and
students,
and
providing
 them
with
medicine
and
resources
to
better
assist
needy
populations.
IMHO
has
established
three
primary
 healthcare
 centers
 and
 two
 psychiatric
 centers
 in
 mostly
 rural
 regions,
 with
 fully‐trained
 staff
 and
 equipment
to
accommodate
basic
medical
needs
in
the
area.
These
health
workers
have
provided
essential
 health
 education,
 disease
 prevention,
 counseling,
 and
 treatment.
 The
 organization
 also
 operates
 mobile
 clinics,
 to
 regions
 out
 of
 reach
 of
 the
 primary
 care
 centers.
 Through
 these
 efforts,
 IMHO
 has
 provided
 Federal Tax ID Number: 59-3779465 2381 Hylan Blvd, Suite 13B, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA. www.TheIMHO.org Tel: 718-667 3535; Fax: 718-667 3536; Email: contact@theimho.org


healthcare
 to
 tens
 of
 thousands
 of
 individuals.
 Additionally,
 IMHO
 responds
 in
 times
 of
 crisis,
 both
 in
 Sri
 Lanka
and
around
the
world,
by
helping
to
address
the
immediate
health
and
medical
needs,
providing
life‐ saving
 nutrition
 and
 medicines,
 equipments
 &
 medical
 devices,
 and
 providing
 shelter.
 During
 tsunami,
 times
of
flooding,
and
other
natural
and
manmade
disasters,
IMHO
always
responds
in
a
big
way.

 
 IMHO
 also
 works
 to
 innovatively
 supplement
 healthcare
 infrastructure,
 by
 providing
 specialized
 resources.
 IMHO
 has
 provided
medicines,
medical
books,
staff
support,
and
a
myriad
 of
 health
 and
 medical
 supplies.
 Various
 efforts
 have
 been
 undertaken
to
develop
health
infrastructure
across
Sri
Lanka
in
 anesthesiology,
 cancer
 care,
 cardiology,
 emergency
 care,
 endocrinology,
 gastroenterology,
 mental
 health,
 nephrology,
 pathology,
 pediatrics,
 surgery,
 and
 more.
 In
 addition
 to
 this
 infrastructure
 development,
 IMHO
 regularly
 sends
 teams
 of
 healthcare
professionals
to
provide
direct
relief
and
training
to
 local
 personnel
 to
 sustain
 healthcare
 work
 in
 these
 regions.
 IMHO
has
sent
over
400
healthcare
professionals
to
Sri
Lanka,
to
provide
emergency
relief
and
healthcare
 services.
 In
 2010,
 IMHO
 also
 organized
 its
 first
 team
 of
 6
 volunteers
 to
 work
 with
 hospitals
 in
 Northwest
 Ethiopia.
 
 As
 the
 war
 in
 Sri
 Lanka
 came
 to
 an
 end
 in
 2009,
 IMHO
 was
 the
 first
 to
 respond
with
emergency
food
relief
inside
the
conflict
zone.
Since
then,
the
 organization
 is
 committed
 to
 rebuilding
 lives
 through
 efforts
 in
 mental
 health,
 physical
 rehabilitation
 &
 prostheses
 for
 amputees,
 microcredit
 &
 livelihoods
 development,
 and
 many
 other
 emergency
 relief
 &
 development
 measures.
 


What
makes
IMHO
unique?
 • •

IMHO
 is
 strictly
 a
 non‐political,
 non‐religious,
 charitable
 nonprofit
committed
to
humanitarian
principles.
 Using
 an
 extensive
 network
 of
 personal
 and
 professional
 contacts
 on
 the
 ground,
 we
 are
 able
 to
 deliver
 aid
 and
 work
 on
 development
projects
with
great
success,
particularly
in
Sri
Lanka.
 IMHO
 has
 a
 very
 committed
 base
 of
 volunteers
 and
 supporters
 who
 share
 the
 organization’s
 vision
 and
 frequently
 get
 actively
 involved.
 As
 a
 grassroots
 organization
 with
 a
 keen
 understanding
 of
 ground
 realities
 and
 logistics,
 and
 a
 willingness
 to
 commit
 time
 and
 energy,
 IMHO
 is
 extremely
 well‐suited
 to
 deliver
 aid
 and
 to
 implement
 development
 projects
 in
 Sri
 Lanka,
 as
 evidenced
 by
 past
accomplishments.


Please
consider
getting
involved
in
our
organization
and
supporting
our
work.
For
more
 information,
please
visit
www.TheIMHO.org
for
more
information.
 Federal Tax ID Number: 59-3779465 2381 Hylan Blvd, Suite 13B, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA. www.TheIMHO.org Tel: 718-667 3535; Fax: 718-667 3536; Email: contact@theimho.org


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