Funded entirely by the support of our donors, International Healthcare Volunteers is a not for-profit organization, Exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of IRS code, that provides healthcare to women in under served areas and provides continuing medical education to healthcare professionals in these areas.
Patients in these countries are dying from what would be simple medical problems in the United States due to lack of access to medical resources. Established in 2001, International Healthcare Volunteers is composed of doctors and nurses, many of whom work at many local hospitals.
The organization is headed by James Aikins, Jr., MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey and an Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Along with direct patient care, IHCV is committed in providing support of sustainable programs and continuing medical education.
OUR GOALS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
- To provide sustainable programs for under-served women and their families
- To provide continuing medical education for health professionals
- Cervical cancer screening initiated in 2008
- Colon cancer screening initiated in 2007
- HIV Screening/Treatment initiated in 2009
- Ongoing training and mentorship for Ghanaian midwives for cervical cancer screening
- Mentorship for physicians in training from Ghana and the US
- To provide global health elective opportunities for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School students as well as Residents and Fellows from both institutions.
This work is only be possible with your help. To improve women’s health and healthcare in these under served areas, International Healthcare Volunteers needs financial support, as well as donations of medical and surgical equipment, supplies and medications.