Who We Are?
GLOBAL HANDS OF HEALING medical mission volunteers have brought health, vision and dental care to more than 12,500 people in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama and Nicaragua since its first mission trip in 1999.
Teams of physicians, nurses, dentists, translators and other volunteers have brought relief to people suffering from the lack of health care that most of us take for granted. By treating general aches and pains, as well as chronic diseases – such as diabetes, heart disease, leprosy, tooth decay, parasites and vision problems – dozens of teams of volunteers have brought healing and hope to people in some of the most impoverished villages and cities in the Western Hemisphere.
Hands of Healing needs volunteers and donations to bring health care to more people who otherwise would go without treatment.
Global Hands of Healing was launched in 1998 when a group of individuals who wanted to make a difference in the world met in a Methodist church in Hurst, Texas. Fifteen years and dozens of mission trips later, teams of volunteers and health care professionals have provided more than $3 million in health care services to impoverished villages and cities throughout Mexico and Central America.
The work of Global Hands of Healing has changed lives. For recipients of health care services, the temporary health clinics have provided diagnostic tests and treatments that were otherwise unavailable. Volunteer health providers have cared for individuals, some up to 90 years old, who have never been treated by a physician or dentist during their lifetimes. Volunteer health care providers have saved the lives of critically ill patients.