International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

MedGlobal, Inc.

Creating a world without healthcare disparity

Chicago Ridge, IL

Mission

Since 2017, MedGlobal has worked to build the capacity of healthcare systems within countries affected by armed conflict, natural disasters, a lack of resources, and climate change. We have worked with national healthcare systems and individual hospitals and health facilities to design training and education for their healthcare workers, to improve physical infrastructure, policies, and protocols, and to provide the medications, medical supplies, equipment, and technology that they need to treat their patients. MedGlobal’s culturally diverse teams respond to the world’s humanitarian crisis by partnering with communities to provide innovative, sustainable, and dignified healthcare.

Ruling Year

2018

President and Founder

Dr. Zaher Sahloul

Main Address

10604 Southwest Highway, Suite 107

Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 USA

Keywords

Medical Relief, Healthcare, Disaster Response, Medicine, Training, Humanitarian Assistance, COVID-19, aid, crisis,disaster, conflict, Gaza,Rohingya, Yemen, Syria, refugee, disease, outbreak, hurricane, Coronavirus, SAH, Emergency Relief,doctors,Saint Anthony Hospital

EIN

82-2517347

 Number

0149601265

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

There is an urgent need to improve access to quality healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable populations living in communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters, lack of resources, and climate change. These natural and man-made crises have complex, compounding socioeconomic effects that negatively impact the health of people living in crisis areas. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than one percent of the global population is affected by crises. Within this one percent, the most vulnerable are those who have been forced to leave their homes. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports 70.8 forcibly displaced people worldwide, including 41.3 million internally displaced people, 25.9 million refugees, and 3.5 million asylum-seekers. These populations who experience the greatest barriers to health worldwide are MedGlobal’s beneficiaries. aa

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rohingya- Development and Relief Services

Syria -Development and Relief Services

Pakisatn- Development and Relief Services

Yemen - Development and Relief Services

Greece- Emergency Response

Sierra Leone- Emergency Response

Lebanon- Development and Relief Services

Ecuador- Emergency Response

Chicago, Illinois - Emergency Response

Palestinian Territories - Development and Relief Services

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of patient consultations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

MedGlobal is working to eliminate barriers to health faced by vulnerable populations in crisis areas. We aim for an immediate impact that addresses acute health needs and grows into a comprehensive and sustainable solution. We work with refugees, displaced persons, and other vulnerable populations in-country​ sites suffering from natural and man-made crises: Bangladesh, Colombia, Yemen, Greece, Gaza, Syria, Pakistan, Lebanon, Ecuador, and -- with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic -- the United States. In order to provide immediate relief, we often begin by coordinating free, comprehensive medical and surgical services by local and international health care professionals. To improve the capacity of local professionals, we provide evidence-based training through a “train-the-trainer” approach, in which we aim for trainees to become trainers for subsequent courses in their local communities. Finally, we strive to improve local infrastructure by sourcing and donating the essential medications, medical supplies, equipment, and technology that local health facilities need to provide comprehensive patient treatment. Our goal is to rebuild the health systems of crisis-affected communities so that they are equipped to offer comprehensive and dignified patient care, and more resilient to future challenges. We envision a world without healthcare disparity.

We implement the following programs based on local needs at our country sites: Disasters and Emergency Response, Healthcare Services, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Health Training and Education, Building Health Infrastructure, Public Health and Epidemiology, Nutrition, and Quality Improvement. We implement the following programs based on local needs at our country sites: Disasters and Emergency Response, Healthcare Services, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Health Training and Education, Building Health Infrastructure, Public Health and Epidemiology, Nutrition, and Quality Improvement. MedGlobal works with national healthcare systems and individual hospitals and health facilities to design training and education for their healthcare workers, to improve physical infrastructure, policies, and protocols, and to provide the medications, medical supplies, equipment, and technology that they need to treat their patients. To achieve a sustainable impact, we incorporate mental health and psychosocial support for local healthcare workers -- continued patient care depends on their wellbeing -- and we build healthy habits in local communities through public health programming. Improving the health of people in crisis areas requires great flexibility; we monitor and evaluate our programs to inform continuous quality improvement. Finally, MedGlobal doctors, nurses, and team members advocate on behalf of refugees, displaced persons, and the other vulnerable populations we serve, as well as on behalf of our local partners, in order to shape and change policies, increase funding to life-saving programs to help marginalized communities, and raise awareness among the general public and media about important global health issues. Our advocacy aims to raise awareness about the reality people face in humanitarian crises and low-resource settings, and influence decision-makers to adopt policies and take actions to promote the health of the most vulnerable populations.

MedGlobal’s robust team of diverse, dedicated, and knowledgeable volunteers, staff, and Board Members lend expertise and manpower to the design, implementation, and improvement of our programs. Our team is composed of experts in health -- including clinical medicine, public health, and the provision of humanitarian aid in low-resource and crisis-affected settings -- fundraising, policy and advocacy, communications and marketing, and operations. We have staff, field teams, volunteers, and partner organizations who oversee our programs at our country sites. We have full-time Field Coordinators at our program sites in Yemen, Bangladesh, and Colombia. We have hosted 622 medical volunteers on our 225 missions to 14 countries since 2017. Since 2017, they have donated $4,494,297 of professional medical services. We work in collaboration with local governmental branches such as the Ministry of Health and with World Health Organization Health Clusters and other coordinating groups, Our other partner organizations include local non-profit organizations in addition to hospitals and health facilities that serve vulnerable populations. MedGlobal team is connected to and has met with high-level policymakers and stakeholders from the Department of State; USAID; Congressional offices and members of Congress, including Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García; and numerous UN delegations. We continue to engage with individuals and organizations who have a vested interest in, and the resources to improve​ global health.

MedGlobal activities are monitored based on activities per program, financial statements, education, and visibility.MedGlobal provides a variety of services within the context of medical humanitarian aid. To measure the scope of our work and get internal feedback of our activities, we have established a monitoring and evaluation program to gather and assess all components of the services we provide. Through continuously tracking our progress, we aim to implement programmatic changes when needed and to strengthen programs that have the most demand. This feedback will help us shift our programs when necessary to better serve vulnerable communities. To conduct continued monitoring among our different sites, we developed a set of quantitative indicators for the services we provide: healthcare services, procurement of medical supplies and equipment, and training and education. To evaluate the provision of healthcare services we established a quality improvement follow-up tool to collect information on our volunteers, the type of services provided, and quantitative indicators for the number of beneficiaries reached. We are also developing a set of qualitative follow-up assessments after each medical mission. We will also include qualitative assessments of our local partners and beneficiaries. We are establishing a strong data collection system that aligns with our monitoring and evaluation goals. Data collection related to our beneficiaries aims to measure our impact based on clinical indicators over time based on services received such as direct consultations, medications, laboratory tests, and/or procedures. Supporting and working in collaboration with the local healthcare system at MedGlobal’s various country sites is a top priority. As MedGlobal provides medical education and training to the different local staff, several indicators are included to monitor the impact of these initiatives, including knowledge uptake and clinical outcomes of the patients served by staff who participated in training and education initiatives. In addition, our Monitoring and Evaluation team provides our different sites with information and guidelines from WHO or peer-reviewed sources in order to improve clinical practices. These guidelines are focused on low-resource settings and adapted to the cultural background of​ each of our sites. MedGlobal is currently working to include more qualitative information from beneficiaries and from local partners. This type of monitoring will be done after a medical program is conducted and quarterly on sustainable programs. The collection of qualitative and quantitative data will provide MedGlobal with comprehensive information to set new evidence-based goals, to include new services, and to expand our programs based on the needs, experience, and feedback from all stakeholders.

Since 2017, we have: Sent 622 medical volunteers on 225 missions to 14 countries Served 167,000 beneficiaries: refugees, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable persons, plus the local healthcare professionals who serve these populations Donated 8.9 million USD of medical services, mediations, and supplies. In the next decade, we aim to: Deepen our impact on​ our current country sites. We will know that we have reached our goal when the health care systems in the countries where we work have developed the experience and knowledge, plus the financial and human resources, to provide quality, dignified healthcare that is accessible to all. Launch programs in additional countries that are suffering from natural and man-made crises. Our programs are designed based on the unique situation at each of our country sites. We work hard to ensure that our programs are culturally-competent, evidence-based, and driven by the greatest needs. Add to our portfolio of programs. We believe in providing comprehensive care for the most vulnerable worldwide. Body and mind; prevention and treatment; disaster preparedness and response. We will continue to design programs that ensure the whole person cares for every vulnerable person at every stage in his or her life.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
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How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), paper surveys, case management notes, community meetings/town halls.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

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Financials

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/30/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

No data

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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