Medical Eye & Dental International Care Organization Inc

A nonprofit organization

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MEDICO (the Medical, Eye and Dental International Care Organization) is a nonprofit humanitarian service organization that has been providing comprehensive health care response in Central America since 1990. Our efforts are through short-term medical mission teams, long-term community partnerships and ongoing health education projects.  Our current projects are focused in Honduras and Nicaragua, two of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. We serve the people of Central America regardless of race, creed, political or religious affiliation.

MEDICO works in communities, in partnership with local leaders, other NGO's and local Ministries of Health to improve health with multiyear commitments to the areas we serve. We address the social determinants of health by teaching water sanitation practices, health prevention and basic hygiene. We educate local volunteers to act as community health monitors and advocate healthy practices in their communities, as well as respond to emergencies. Finally, we work with communities to improve infastrcuture, education and housing, as they relate to health. Our community health partnerships have demonstrated:

  • decreases in preventable, diarrheal diseases
  • improvements to oral/ dental care of school children
  • better community knowledge of disease processes and health prevention practices
  • Better maternal and child outcomes

 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Medical Eye & Dental International Care Organization Inc

Tax id (EIN)

74-2587018

Categories

Health International

Address

2921 EAST 17TH STREET BLDG D STE 4
AUSTIN, TX 78702

Phone

(512) 930-1893

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