The IAMM Story
A THRIVING FUTURE
Established in 2000, IAMM has conducted close to 30 medical missions, nationally and internationally, including Chicago, Illinois, Kansas City, Kansas, Washington D.C., Montgomery, Alabama, San Antonio, Texas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Hundreds of accredited, medically trained professionals 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.
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.