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Join The MEDLIFE Movement

To help create a world free from the constraints of poverty.

Travel to Empower

Hand in hand with communities, we empower the poor in their fight for equal access to healthcare, education, and a safe home.

The MEDLIFE Difference

Our mission is to build a worldwide Movement empowering the poor in their fight for equal access to healthcare, education, and a safe home. To achieve our mission, we take a different approach to social justice work: listening, collaborating, prioritizing sustainability, and always following-up.

Start By Listening

When we begin our work - in the field or in the office - we start by listening. Our priorities are driven by the communities we partner with. Rather than telling someone what they need, we hear their concerns and struggles, and come up with a solution together.

Hand in Hand

Our dual approach empowers volunteers and low-income communities to cultivate change by working together on Service Learning Trips and beyond. Everything we do is supported 50% by MEDLIFE, and 50% by the community.

Sustainable Action

To be a part of the solution in a world full of problems, we focus our actions on sustainable community development projects. We also work with local doctors, nurses, and community leaders who are long term partners.

Year Round Patient Care

Our local nurses and doctors provide 24/7/365 high-quality patient follow-up care to individuals we meet on Mobile Clinics. Commitment and follow through are their priorities.

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The Heart of MEDLIFE

MEDLIFE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that partners with low-income communities in Latin America and Africa to improve their access to medicine, education, and community development projects. In order to achieve the ultimate goal of a world free from the constraints of poverty, we empower students and volunteers to become advocates for change by creating on-campus Chapters, participating in Service Learning Trips, and supporting the MEDLIFE Project Fund. With this support, MEDLIFE hires and trains local staff to provide high quality 24/7/365 patient care, community development projects, and educational workshops to empower communities in need.

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Our Homes

The sites in Latin America and Africa where we run Service Learning Trips, employ local staff, and provide patient follow-up care and community development projects, are referred to as our homes. These are the places where we have deeply rooted connections to the local communities and the ability to work hand in hand on creating a world free from the constraints of poverty. Our current homes include: Lima, Peru - Cusco, Peru - Riobamba, Ecuador - Tena, Ecuador - Esmereldas, Ecuador - Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - Managua, Nicaragua.

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MEDLIFE Chapters

MEDLIFE Chapters are the pillars of our Movement. They are student groups, led by passionate faculty or students, that represent and promote MEDLIFE at their schools and in their local communities. They make an immeasurable impact - raising money for the MEDLIFE Fund, participating in Service Learning Trips, engaging in local community service initiatives, and more. Involved students develop leadership skills, have the opportunity to make a difference, and build important relationships that last a lifetime.

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Hear it From MEDLIFErs

Tiffany Fung
McGill University

I enjoyed meeting new people at project and clinics. I would because it opens your views to poverty and makes you realize there needs to be done to help.

Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make Yes! It was such an amazing experience.

Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make Yes! It was such an amazing experience.