Timmy Global Health is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to expand access to sustainable healthcare in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nigeria. The Indiana University chapter of Timmy Global Health is the largest and oldest college chapter, partnering with 32 Volcanes in Guatemala.
Over 40 college chapters partner with 8 clinics throughout these nations. Each chapter fundraises for their respective partner clinic, and each clinic hosts a chapter's medical brigade every 2-4 months. Our partners operate year-round with brigades arriving regularly to supplement staff and supplies. Our goal is to support our partner clinics and help their local doctors and medical staff build up their capabilities. We do not set up shop for a week and then leave.
In addition, the IU chapter also works domestically with Remote Area Medical (RAM) to help prepare for and set up a clinic in Tennessee over spring break. We also volunteer extensively in the Bloomington community, because local health is a part of global health as well.
We believe all people, regardless of who they are, what resources they have, and where they live, should have access to quality healthcare. Timmy strives to make this vision a reality by strengthening the capacity of local health systems through short-term medical service programs and promoting long-term health solutions. The funds we raise every school year go towards supporting our partner clinics and their community programs.