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INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN MEDICAL MISSION

The  IAMM  Story

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A THRIVING FUTURE

Established in 2000, IAMM has conducted over 50 medical missions, nationally and internationally, including Chicago, Illinois, Kansas City, Kansas, Washington D.C., Montgomery, Alabama, San Antonio, Texas, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Belize, Bahamas and Jamaica. Hundreds of accredited, medically trained professional's volunteers, giving their time and expertise to save lives through proper diagnosis and distribution of thousands of dollars in pharmaceuticals. Add an army of administrative volunteers who are on hand to ensure proper protocol is being carried out, we bring exceptional services to those in need. Approximately 1,500 individuals receive care during any given mission.  We are proud of our accomplishments, yet our work is far from done. 

 

The statistics are alarming. 27 million Americans were uninsured in 2016 according to the US Census Bureau.  World Bank reports that 80% of Haitians live below the poverty line with inadequate healthcare, poor nutrition and deficient sanitation.  Additionally, more than 53% of the population have not received immunization due to lack of resources. Haiti has the highest incidence rate, outside of Africa, for HIV/AIDS.  In Jamaica, the Jamaican Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) blame “inadequate resources” for threatening quality healthcare with patients waiting hours and sometimes days to be treated.  The devastation is real and many live this nightmare daily. We want to send a resounding message to those impacted that there is hope for a better tomorrow, and that hope and help can be found at the International American Medical Mission.

Past, Present, future

1999

1999

Leonardo D. Gilbert, a missionary with a unique educational background in science and religion, had a dream to help those lacking proper medical care to obtain access to treatment. Engaged with co-founder Lloyd Harris and A.A. Walker in Jamaica, he was determined to make this dream a reality. Thus, the International American Medical Mission was formed in mental conception.

2001

2001

Conception becomes reality as Gilbert conducts research and secures 501c3 status for the organization with the Federal Government. Little did he know that the organization's first mission trip would take place to Jamaica would raise more than $200,000 with 120 volunteers leading the way providing medical services for more than 1,000 patients per day when they had a capacity to serve 500.

2002

2002

IAMM lead multi-year missions in Kingston, Jamaica.

2003

2003

The IAMM team embarked on two successful mission trips to Jamaica; one in March and the another in August.

2004-2008

2004-2008

Multiple parishes in Jamaica

2009

2009

IAMM participates in a major health initiative in Kansas City, Missouri; IAMM had its first collaboration with the National Crusade for Christ.

2010

2010

A massive earthquake hits Port Au Prince, Haiti in January. IAMM plans a mission and charters a plane to Haiti in February, bringing physicians and nurses, medication, supplies, team members, and hope to Haiti.

2011

2011

IAMM serves in Jimani (Santo Domingo)

2012

2012

IAMM completes a mission in Haiti while the nation is in turmoil and successfully delivered health care and counseling to those underserved.

2013

2013

IAMM serves in Leogane, Haiti; Kingston, Jamaica; and collaborates with the Church of Christ Crusade in Montgomery, Alabama.

2014

2014

The medical mission crosses the border into the Dominican Republic to assist displaced Haitians in a multi-city mission.

2015

2015

IAMM provides missionary service in Su Malas, Haiti; Spanish Town in Jamaica; and collaborates with the Church of Christ Crusade in San Antonio, Texas.

2017

2017

IAMM serves in St. Marc in Haiti; Portmore in Jamaica; and collaborates with the Church of Christ Crusade in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2018

2018

IAMM, bringing physicians and nurses, medication, supplies, team members, and hope to Belize, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

2019

2019

IAMM established clinics in the Dominican Republic, Santa Domingo Los Menos and Sabana Grande de Boya a very populated Haitian village with little to no medical services or the ability to afford medical care

2020

2020

Paused all missions due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, a year when all borders were closed due to the overwhelming contagious coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

2021

2021

Paused all missions due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, a year when all borders were closed due to the overwhelming contagious coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

2022

2022

Medical Mission continue in a village called Jimani, a town nearest to the Dominican/Haitian boarder with both extremely poor Haitians and Dominicans in such towns called Barahona and Viejo.

2023

2023

Travels takes us again to this area to serve several small villages in Jimani, Dominican Republic, in the towns of Neyba and Duverge as well as Spanish Town Jamaica another heavily populated village of Jamaicans in need of such medical needs and medications IAMM provides.

2024

2024

IAMM travel to an area where undocumented Haitians are hunted by the Dominican immigration police to be deported back to Haiti where gang violence is at an all-time high. Port au Prince is under gang control due to the unstableness of the Haitian government due to the recent assignation of their president. Veron, (Punta Cana) in the Dominican Republic houses thousands of Haitians which IAMM was fortunate to serve over 1,200 people.

MISSION STATEMENT

Faith Meets Opportunity

IAMM’s mission to assist those lacking proper medical care encompasses a profound commitment that comes with vast responsibility. Our work is a call to action and acknowledgment that millions are trapped in a time warp where sickness, unsanitary living conditions, poverty, disease and death run rampant due to a lack of access to proper medical treatment. It’s incomprehensible and unacceptable that in today’s medically advanced society, individuals are dying from diseases that can and have been successfully treated. At IAMM, we are dedicated to providing solutions and will continue our fight until every man, woman and child have access to needed healthcare.

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