We provide compassionate and comprehensive medical and surgical care to communities in need.
We are a non-profit Canadian-based volunteer group of medical professionals and others who believe that access to good quality healthcare and education is a basic human right.
Medicos en Accion is a registered Canadian charity; all donations and fund-raising efforts are directed toward purchasing medicines and supplies, for patient support, and hospital costs. Individual team members pay for their own airfare, accommodation and other expenses.
We seek to provide services to people in low-income/low-resource countries who would not otherwise have access to medical and surgical care. Working with and sharing knowledge with local colleagues is an essential part of our mission, which is independent of any religious or political agenda.
We believe access to good quality healthcare and education is a basic human right.
In 2001, a group of Kamloops, B.C., volunteers who had previously worked in Guatemala with another organization, Poco a Poco, met to form their own group, a charitable society known as Medicos en Accion.
Initially, our focus was the Hermano Pedro hospital in Antigua. But over the years we have expanded our scope as new areas of need were identified.
Although it began as a Kamloops-based organization, Medicos en Accion continues to draw volunteers from across Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Some volunteers join us for one or two missions; many return year after year.