Sustainability in Short Term Medical Missions
Workshop » CLINICAL EDUCATION IN CHALLENGING PLACES
Todd Price, MD
International Medical Outreach
Many in the rural areas of the developing world are forgotten, and the diseases with which they struggle are neglected. Unfortunately, the local healthcare providers are so overwhelmed that they cannot take care of them all. But we have a great opportunity to effect a change in these rural communities by pursuing healthy behavior and addressing their neglected diseases. Yet all efforts without sustainability will fail. International Medical Outreach (IMO) has over the years addressed healthcare problems in many rural locations worldwide via sustainable short-term medical projects to address long term needs.
Dr. Price has been in active medical practice since 1988 as an Infectious Disease specialist. He has also been intimately involved in medical and humanitarian aid projects around the world. Dr. Price graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine in 1983 and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1986. He concluded subspecialty training in infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1988 and conducted research in tropical diseases.