About Our World Medical Relief
Today we live in a world largely marked by constant strife, struggle, and turmoil.
Between tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, famine in Somalia, earthquakes in Haiti, as well as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods here in the United States, there is an increasing demand for volunteers to assist in world medical relief and recovery as well as health education, community development, and improvements in infrastructure. Many countries across the world are so desperately in need of support that things as simple as routine medical care, clean water, and safe schools and hospitals can make all the difference.
GFR improves humanity worldwide through mission trips to areas in need focusing on health care delivery, health education, and improvements in community infrastructure.
As a physician I feel a call to assist in these times of need. At times I have found it challenging to determine where I would be needed most and which organizations to volunteer with. Multiple independent agencies offer information on providing medical aid and donations, but there is no centralized database. Information is scarce, leaving me skeptical about some volunteer organizations and programs. This was my goal in creating Global First Responder: to assemble a centralized resource for my fellow health care providers. GFR is a place to get information on various world medical relief agencies; additionally, it is a place for individuals to share their stories, ask questions, and interact through our blog.
It is my hope that a more coordinated effort will make it easier for medical professionals to assist and provide the necessary care to people around the world.
– Dr. Adam Beckett