I always had the idea that after retirement I would share my experiences with the next generation of surgeons. Working in Malawi with Physicians for Peace, I did not have to wait until retirement.
March 11, 2015
WHEN: Sunday, April 26th from 5-7 p.m. WHERE: Charlie's Cafe - the new location, 4024 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504

Our burn care training in Bogotá, Colombia, helps burn victims reclaim their smiles. 

TEACH ONE. HEAL MANY.
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teach one. heal many.

What We Do:

1 billion people lack access to healthcare systems. We train doctors, nurses and technicians working in developing regions of the world and equip them with the skills they need to provide daily, quality care to their patients and communities.

How We Do It:

We respond to the individual needs of hospitals, clinics and health systems and provide training that addresses their specific health challenges.

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We transform lives by training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations.

Train - Support - Empower
Bringing Health to All Four Corners of the World

Through educating the healthcare workforce in underserved regions, we can empower healthcare teams in local communities provide everyday access to quality healthcare. Our impact will allow individuals, like Diana, to train midwives and birth attendents to save more lives.

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Diana and Peter

MCH in Malawi

Diana Behling, a nurse from Hampton Roads, VA, teaches Helping Babies Breathe, a newborn resuscitation program designed for resource-limited settings such as those facing Peter Magongwa, a midwife in central Malawi.  

Train

The nearest medical facility is many miles from Peter’s village and is severely under-staffed – a challenge found throughout the country, where there is an average of only three healthcare workers per 10,000 people.

Support

Working with Diana and Peter, Physicians for Peace saves babies in distress and creates long-term relationships with our international colleagues. These relationships help us identify and address ongoing healthcare challenges in the communities we serve.

Empower

Your gift to Physicians for Peace funds Maternal and Child Health initiatives in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These initiatives include Helping Babies Breathe, OB/GYN training for doctors and nurses, and teen mother education. 

Our burn care training in Bogotá, Colombia, helps burn victims reclaim their smiles. 

We work in five regions of the world addressing the where the training needs are most critical and have the highest impact to the community.

March 11, 2015
WHEN: Sunday, April 26th from 5-7 p.m. WHERE: Charlie's Cafe - the new location, 4024 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
January 20, 2015
Physicians for Peace CEO, Ron Sconyers, recently wrote an op/ed on trends in the global health workforce for Devex, one of the leading information hubs for global development. 
January 8, 2015
More than 18,000 babies are delivered each year, up to 50 each day, at San Lorenzo de Los Mina Maternity Hospital in the Dominican Republic. To assist overwhelmend hospital staff,...
Growing the Number of Surgeons in Malawi
February 24, 2015
I always had the idea that after retirement I would share my experiences with the next generation of surgeons. Working in Malawi with Physicians for Peace, I did not have to wait until retirement.
Costa Rica 2014: Regional Burn Care Workshop
November 25, 2014
Physicians for Peace and our Latin American field partners from Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic gathered together for an international burn conference to share expertise, challenges and best practices in providing patient care. The training included a mix of patient rounds, workshops on serial casting and hand splints and a lecture by a plastic surgeon on lessons learned in the treatment of chemical burns and acid attacks, as well the use of the skin bank in Bogotá, Colombia.
"In Malawi, Babies Were Alive Because of What We Did"
November 19, 2014
Watch our interview with International Medical Educator Diana Behling and learn how her training in Malawi saved the lives of newborns.
Simon's Story: Making a Living with Ice Cream and Potatoes
September 15, 2014
Physicians for Peace outfitted Simon, Simon, a street vendor who lost his leg after being struck by a car while selling ice cream on his tricycle, with a new leg.