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Learn more about us

Learn more about us

Learn more about us

Learn more about us

Who we are

The German Doctors perform voluntary medical missions in developing countries and help where misery is part of everyday life.

The German Doctors e.V. is the name of our organization. We are an internationally active non-governmental organization (NGO) which sends volunteer doctors to projects in the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. We advocate a life in dignity and provide healthcare services and training for disadvantaged people in our operational areas. We also strive to improve the health of our patients over the long run through prevention programs, accompanying nutrition programs, and training in hygiene. Our help is available to all individuals, regardless of prestige, ethnic origin, religion, nationality, political conviction, or any other differentiating characteristic.

Our doctors perform missions for 6 weeks either during their annual holidays or after retirement and receive no remuneration. Over 7000 missions with more than 3,100 doctors have been performed since 1983. We have been offering our patients continuous help for over 30 years!

People and structures

Staff and Structures

Here you can find out who the German Doctors are and how the organization functions.

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Principles of work

Grundsätze der Arbeit

Our work stands for tolerance and appreciation of cultural and social diversity.

 

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Networks and supporters

Networks and supporters

The German Doctors are closely integrated in a network of project partners and supporters. You can find further information about our cooperating partners on the following pages.

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Partner projects

Partner projects

Aside from activities in their own projects, the German Doctors support numerous partner projects in South America, Africa, and Asia through financial contributions and by supplying medicines.

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Transparency and control

Transparency and control

Whoever supports general human welfare should inform the public in detail about the organization’s goals, where financial support comes from, how they are used, and who the decision-makers are.

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German Doctors help worldwide

We believe in the right of every human being to get medical care no matter their origin. Therefore our volunteer German Doctors offer medical treatments in developing countries for the poorest of the poor. Whether people infected with HIV, undernourished children deficiency syndromes or people with chronic diseases, we help everyone who needs help.

Our doctors work during their annual leave or retirement for a period of six weeks and waive any compensation. More than 7000 missions with more than 3200 doctors were completed since 1983.