MEDLIFE Year in Review



 2015 was a great year for MEDLIFE, take a look at some of the many great things we were able to accomplish together this year! A huge thanks to all of our chapters, volunteers, donors the communities we work with, staff and everyone else who made this possible!


MEDLIFE completed the long-term Wawa Wasi project in Union Santa Fe.



MEDLIFE completed three house construction projects to get people out of unsafe and dismal homes like this one.

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And into nice homes like this one!


MEDLIFE supported and guided patients through 14 successful surgeries. In this photos Rodrigo is recovering from a cleft palate surgery.


The first meal being served at the comodor MEDLIFE constructed.


MEDLIFE nurses made 576 total home visits to the patients we found in clinics who most needed our help.


Collaborated with 27,122 beneficiaries on 60 development projects.


MEDLIFE saw 41,664 patients in 40 mobile clinics.

We have big plans for 2016, such as expanding our clinics to India and Nicaragua. In our pursuit of greater impact and further reach, we are committed to maintaining focus on the little things that make MEDLIFE great: listening to each and every patient’s needs, helping them on their own terms and working hand in hand with them to move forward towards a better future.


Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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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. It was such an amazing experience.

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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.

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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.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.