A Travellerspoint blog

JHI Mission Statement

We're going out there to attend to those in need

At each site we strive to meet community needs by:

* Coordinating teams of JHI volunteer medical professionals from the United States and Israel
* Providing advanced training, lectures, consultations, home visits and public health education.
* Donating durable medical goods and equipment,
* Enhancing the quality of healthcare education
* And improving overall health outcomes for the communities served

These days, when medical advances are beyond our wildest dreams, the number of unmet healthcare needs in worldwide communities is staggering. JHI addresses these needs in the name of the global Jewish community through the work of its volunteers.

Our partners throughout the world have come to see JHI as a source for action when it comes to life or death situations that cannot be solved locally. These range from coordinating long-distance consultations, to procuring medications, or arranging for surgeries in the U.S. and Israel. JHI has assisted in numerous situations with successful results. A few of these situations are included in our success stories.

JHI’s mission is guided by three Jewish values;

* Tikun Olam (repairing the world): JHI volunteers take responsibility for others through their volunteer service in at-risk communities.
* Tzedakah (acts of charity): The donation of education, medical goods and pharmaceuticals are act of Tzedakah, as these markedly improve or save lives.
* Mitzvot (acts of goodwill) - helping people help themselves: JHI enables communities to become more self-sufficient, improving the quality of life for all residents.

When you teach a healthcare worker how to improve care,
it empowers them to share their knowledge
and provide better care for others for years to come.

Posted by LeaStoneB 18:14 Archived in Ukraine Tagged health_and_medicine

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint