Tzu Chi USA volunteers have kept their promise since the 2017 Mexico earthquake. Volunteers and TIMA members from the United States provided their eighth medical outreach in Mexico from November 15th to 24th, 2019. During that time, the US team trained Mexican medical volunteers and recruited local professionals to join TIMA Mexico to provide health care for their communities.
Translated by Diana ChangEdited by Natasha Palance Tzu Chi’s Las Vegas medical outreach has made great advancements in its provision of services since launching
Following our 2019 TIMA Global Forum, Tzu Chi volunteers embarked on another journey to deliver two brand new Vision Mobile units to New York City.
With his family originally from China, Dr. Peter Fu-Ming Chen was born in Medan, Indonesia. He is the seventh of fifteen children, and often pokes fun at this by calling himself 007. But, his family life was colored with difficulty.
Tzu Chi Medical Foundation has been sending medical volunteers from the United States, Canada, Taiwan, and more, three to four times a year to offer vulnerable residents access to quality medical care that includes consultations, dental treatments, pain therapies, ophthalmology, and pharmaceutical services.
3,768 patients received life-changing medical care throughout the medical outreach mission lead by TIMA medical in Mexico.
The Las Vegas government is troubled by homelessness. Charities are trying their best to take care of the homeless. Some provide shelters, some cooks hot meals. Doctors regularly open medical outreaches here. But only Tzu Chi provides dental services, while also bringing used clothes to the homeless community.
Dr. Ping Tung Cheung attending to a young patient. Written by Audrey ChengPhotos provided by Dr. Ping Tung CheungEdited by Adriana DiBenedetto As a
Fishermen go out to sea under moonlight in San Mateo Beach, a fishing village with 5,500 inhabitants in Manta, Ecuador. Most residents rely on their catches to earn a living, but it’s not truly enough to live comfortably. It is ultimately what kinds of fish and how much the men bring back from the sea that determines how well or poorly their families will live in the next few days. San Mateo has one hospital and a pharmacy.