Founded in 1997 by Dr. Chuck Dietzen, Timmy Global Health has the mission of expanding access to healthcare, while empowering students and volunteers to engage directly in global development. To accomplish its mission, the organization connects each of its university student chapters to international organizations in Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. Each chapter then fundraises on behalf of these partner organizations, helping fund projects or programs that expand the international organization's capacity to perform health outreach to the underserved. Additionally, each student chapter is responsible for helping organize a short-term medical brigade--including the procurement of over-the-counter medicines, recruitment of medical professionals, and some relevant training. The short-term medical brigade is just one small facet of the year-round work of student chapters, but is instrumental in empowering volunteers to devote a lifetime to global health issues and other factors influencing poverty.