Physicians for Peace envisions a world where no one struggles with illness, disability or death due to the lack of quality local healthcare. Whether you are new to our organization or a longtime champion, we invite you to share in that vision. When we provide local healthcare teams with the training and resources they need to care for the sick and vulnerable members of their impoverished communities, we transform lives.
For almost 25 years, supporters like you have empowered us to help people in desperate need. In fact, we closed out 2012 with the delivery of an incredibly generous bequest from a long-time friend and supporter, Mrs. Marjorie Harrison. Mrs. Harrison originally bequeathed over one million dollars to our work in 2008 and through a charitable remainder unitrust, we continue to receive support through her legacy. Because of supporters like Mrs. Harrison and you, our commitment is stronger now than ever before. Change is possible when thoughtful, compassionate people come together for a great moral cause. Your support means everything to us, and to those we serve.
Because of your generosity, this has been an especially robust time for Physicians for Peace. We’ve built upon established efforts and launched projects to meet new health challenges. A recent third-party evaluation of three Physicians for Peace core medical programs demonstrates the effectiveness of empowerment through education: Over 94 percent of in-country healthcare professionals surveyed reported that Physicians for Peace training improved their clinical practices and quality of patient care. We’re applying lessons learned from this evaluation across all of our medical programs, and we look forward to updating you on our progress.
By joining with other Physicians for Peace supporters around the country and the world, you’re taking a stand for struggling communities and the healthy futures they depend on. On behalf of the International Medical Educators we mobilize, as well as the healthcare providers we train and the patients they care for, thank you for your support.