Doctors for Global Health, Inc.

aka DGH   |   Decatur, GA   |  www.dghonline.org

Mission

The mission of Doctors for Global Health is to promote health and foster other human rights with those most in need by accompanying communities, while educating and inspiring others to action.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Linnea Capps MD

Main address

PO Box 1761

Decatur, GA 30031

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EIN

58-2194069

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Health Support Services (E60)

International Human Rights (Q70)

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DGH believes in accompaniment and community empowerment. We only work in areas where we have been invited and welcomed by the communities. We also believe in participatory investigation, which we define as investigating with the communities what their health needs are and then working with them to help meet those needs. These strongly held beliefs have to led to a variety of projects, illustrating that "health" encompasses a lot more than the absence of disease and the availability of medical treatment.

For example, in El Salvador, working with Medicos Por El Derecho A La Salud (MDS), DGH helps provide primary health care services through clinics and a network of local Salvadoran health promoters in Morazan. For many rural Salvadorans these services are the sole access to health care services. Using training and support by the MDS professional medical staff, the health promoters extend critically needed basic health care to thousands of people each year.

DGH has helped support five Centers for Integral Child Development (CIDIs) in El Salvador that serve more than 180 children a year. The CIDIs or kindergartens were begun as a project of preventive mental health for children. They now also help combat malnutrition by providing at least one healthy meal each day. Parents and volunteers help prepare the food and are learning recipes using soy beans as a source of protein and other micro nutrients. The children also receive classes on human rights and non-violence.

In Chiapas, Mexico, DGH is working with Hospital San Carlos in Altamirano, a small rural hospital run by the Daughters of Charity. DGH Volunteers provide medical care to a mostly indigenous population in the zone of conflict in the state of Chiapas. DGH is also running a project to support the work of Hospital San Carlos in community health through a community health promoter project. This work has been very difficult to maintain since 1994, due both to the political tensions in the area and to the lack of resources. DGH is providing financial support and volunteers to help strengthen work in the communities.

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Doctors for Global Health, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/3/2012
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elizabeth Rogers

Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospitals

Shirley Novak Treasurer

Special Education Teacher in Syracuse, NY

Jennifer Kasper Chair, International Volunteer Committee

Harvard Medical School

Lanny Smith Liberation Medicine Counsel & President's Council of Honor Member

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lleni Pach

Upstate Medical University

Trisha Schimek Board Alternate

Jefferson Medical College

Jonathan Kirsch

University of North Carolina

Irma Cruz Nava

Centro Popular de Apoyo y Formación para la Salud, Oaxaca, Mexico

Monica Sanchez

No Affiliation

Denise Zwahlen Secretary

No Affiliation

Linnea Capps President & CEO

Columbia University

Daniel Bausch Vice-President

Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Elizabeth Rogers Chairperson

Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospitals

Cathey Falvo Registrar

No Affiliation

Linda Sharp Secretary & Public Relations Counsel

Harbor-UCLA County Hospital

Anje Van Berckelaer Development and Finance Committee Chair

No Affiliation

Jessica Wallace Domestic Volunteer Coordinator

No Affiliation

Jyoti Puvvula Human Rights and Advocacy Chair

Geffen UCLA School of Medicine

Isabel Quintero Communications Coordinator

Keele University (UK)

Michele Brothers Europe Liaison

International Connections