Our Stories

  • New from the Field: Long-term Partnerships for Long-term Health

    While primary care is growing more accessible through local health systems in many places where we work, specialty care remains limited, and very difficult to attain for many families living in impoverished or remote communities. This month, we partnered with Hospital Padre Carollo in Quito and Medical Missions for Children, who come to Quito twice a year to perform free

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  • A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Abby

    A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Abby Abby is the current Medical Programs Coordinator in MonteCristi, Dominican Republic. She is originally from a small town in North-Eastern Ohio, but has spent the last 5 years living and working abroad in Latin America and now, the Caribbean. After graduating from the University of Mont Union, Abby spent 3

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  • Local Leaders for Global Health: Dra. Diana Franco

    Increasingly, local medical professionals in the countries where we work are serving as volunteers on Timmy Medical Service Trips. Below is a blog written by Dra. Diana Franco, a doctor from Quito, Ecuador, who volunteered during a clinic week in Guangaje, Ecuador, with two of her friends. Thank you, Dra. Diana! My name is Diana Franco and I am a

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  • A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Devan

    A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Devan -Guangaje, Ecuador- Although Devan is originally from the smallest of all 50 states, her passion for health and humanity stretches globally. That interest was sparked by a public health service trip to Central America as an undergraduate at Boston University. Since finishing her Master of Public Health, she has spent

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  • Gracias, Dr. Garcia

    Gracias, Dr. Garcia “To touch the sky with your own hands.” This is how Dr. Miguel Garcia-Tatis describes the last 15 years of his medical career spearheading the public health program in MonteCristi, Dominican Republic, alongside our partner organization, BANELINO, and in collaboration with Timmy Global Health. Dr. Garcia attributes his drive to provide primary health care services and preventative

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  • Celebrating Local Champions for Global Health: Dr. Liliana Pacheco

    In Tena and Chontapunta, Ecuador, in the Amazon river basin, our partner organization Sumak Kawsay Wasi, the social branch of the provincial government. Partnership with local services like this offer the greatest opportunity for a lasting impact on the communities in which we work through supporting the efforts and expertise of local actors.  Dr. Liliana Pacheco works at the Sumak

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  • A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Ben

    A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Ben Ben Vander Plas, originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a Medical Programs Coordinator based out of Chontapunta, Ecuador. Since graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, almost a decade ago, Ben has spent a majority of his time living and working globally. This has included time in Panama, Haiti, India,

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  • A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Michelle

    A Day in the Life of a Timmy MPC: Michelle Michelle Jimenez, originally from Colombia is an MPC based in Quito, Ecuador. The communities we serve are located in Southern Quito—an area marked by industrial and residential sprawl— where the greatest disparities in access to basic services are seen. In addition to managing brigade logistics in collaboration with in-country partners

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  • Exciting Collaborations for Sustainability

    Timmy is excited to continue expanding collaborative relationships with ministries of health and local health services in many of our international sites, a successful step as we pursue increased sustainability in our work and in our communities’ access to quality care. In many of our sites, the ministries of health have strengthened and expanded their provision of free healthcare through

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  • Christine Gallagher

    Christine Gallagher, Certified Acutonics® Practitioner Grand Junction, Colorado Dr. Christine Gallagher learned about Acutonics while she was working on her PhD. And that was not long after having had her third child. After earning her Doctorate in Natural Health, she opened her own private practice, Journey for Wellness – Center for Natural Family Health, in 2006 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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