Dominican Republic Medical Partnership
All of us want to do something worthwhile — making a difference, serving as models to
our children, creating a legacy. The Dominican Republic Medical Partnership is an opportunity to do all that and more. Take a look at what we have to offer. Can you see yourself volunteering in a foreign country? Would you like to help the poor learn to help themselves? Would you consider donating a few dollars to help prevent malnutrition in children?
It’s time for you to take the next step.
More than 15 years ago, the Village Presbyterian Church began sponsoring primary health care medical teams to Dominican Republic villages surrounding La Romana, Dominican Republic. The ministry now includes medical, surgical and youth construction and trips to address specific needs. We have also developed child malnutrition and women’s health programs.
The Mission: Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the bateyes and barrios of the Dominican Republic and to promote sustainable health care efforts through partnerships.
Village Church supports this because access to quality healthcare is not limited to our nation's borders but only by our own sense of justice and compassion. The DRMP's mission is shaped by the gospel that bids us to love our neighbors, both near and far, as we love ourselves.
Make it YOUR Mission. Your support for these programs is critical to continuing and expanding our impact in the Dominican Republic.
Dominican Mission Overview: It all started in the mid-90s with a compassionate nurse who visited the Dominican Republic and saw a way to make a difference in the lives of thousands.
She convinced a retired doctor from the Village Presbyterian Church that teams of volunteers could take life saving medical care and education to some of the poorest people in the western hemisphere and all involved would be richer for it.
Today that program has taken us places few imagined. We continue to sponsor medical and surgical teams who provide primary health care to Haitian cane cutters. We also launched an ambitious community health promoter program--providing training and support for people who live in these small villages to help care for their neighbors.
These programs are designed to address everything from childhood malnutrition to family planning to disease prevention.
How do we do it? With God’s help and support from people like you.