Grand Rapids Physician Joins Team to Provide Care  In Haiti with Medical Teams International

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 1, 2010)—Dr. Gwen Unzicker, family practice doctor at Spectrum Health Medical Group, will join another doctor and two medical students to address ongoing health needs in Haiti beginning Friday, Sept. 3. The team will be part of a Medical Teams International outreach for two weeks.

The team will coordinate medical care from the Medical Teams International field office in Port-au-Prince which opened after the disaster struck. Since the earthquake, Medical Teams International has sent more than 100 medical professionals and provided more than $5 million in medicines and other supplies for 186,000 people.

Other team members include:

•Dr. Christine Harmon, Urgent Care Physician at Multi-care in Tacoma Wash. She is the team leader.

•Elizabeth Harmon, from Tacoma Wash. She is third year medical student at University of Washington School of Medicine.

•Elizabeth Stuhlmiller, med student, Spokane, Wash. She is third year medical student at University of Washington School of Medicine.

Other Medical Teams News:

Medical Teams International Ships Lifesaving Medicines to Zimbabwe

Medical Teams International shipped $960,459 worth of medicines to fight diseases to Zimbabwe last week.  These medicines are being used to restock hospitals and clinics operated by partners, International Orthodox Christian Charities and the Greek Orthodox Church of Zimbabwe.  The kits will provide enough medicines to treat up to 50,000 people.

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Interviews available upon request.

Medical Teams International is a Christian global health organization that empowers communities to live full and healthy lives. They work with grassroots organizations, churches and ministries of health to ensure that our projects fit seamlessly into local contexts. Since 1979, Medical Teams International has shipped more than $1.4 billion in antibiotics, surgical kits and lifesaving medicines to care for 25 million people in 100 countries around the world. More than 2,000 volunteers meet the needs of people worldwide each year.

Contact:    
Marlene Minor     
503.341.6620    
mminor@medicalteams.org           

Megan Streng 
503.624.1022
mstreng@medicalteams.org

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