From Nicaragua to Kenya, learn how Carolinas HealthCare System's International Medical Outreach Program, a partnership with the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte, works with medical facilities in more than 30 nations, creating networks for support in under-served communities and changing the way healthcare is delivered around the globe.
The International Medical Outreach (IMO) Program – a collaboration between Carolinas HealthCare System and the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte (Heineman) – has a 50-year history of delivering medical assistance globally and of establishing sustainable healthcare in medically underserved countries.
It helps create and improve programs geared toward public health and individual patient care throughout Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe by providing free educational opportunities to international medical personnel and free equipment to hospitals and clinics. As of today, the IMO Program has improved the health of patients in more than 30 countries through its contributions to major projects.
Medical equipment donations are made possible in large part by its access to a wide variety of equipment and materials removed from Carolinas HealthCare System facilities. Although such materials no longer meet the needs of facilities in the United States, they are fully functional and serviceable for areas internationally that lack comparable resources. IMO also sends volunteer physicians, technicians, nurses and hospital administrators from the U.S. to counterpart institutions globally to provide on-site training.
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Theresa R. Johnson Coordinator, IMO Program
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