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
Here you can find out who the German Doctors are and how the organization functions.
Principles of work
Our work stands for tolerance and appreciation of cultural and social diversity.
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.
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.
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.