Brian Sleasman wrote -Timmy Global Health is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that works to expand access to healthcare, while empowering student and medical volunteers to engage directly in global development and tackle global health challenges firsthand. In collaboration with our international and US partners, we facilitate medical brigades and channel financial, medical, and human resources to community-based projects in the countries where we serve.
Through our work, Timmy Global Health seeks to strengthen local health and education systems while promoting a spirit of humanitarianism and global awareness among our volunteers. There are presently five high school chapters in Indianapolis, seventeen university chapters, including Boston College, and two corporate partners throughout the US.
Our international partners include Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nigeria.
Timmy Global Health focuses on depth over breadth. We understand that one time short-term efforts alone do not provide lasting change, but sustained efforts that focus on empowerment can. By supporting the missions of our partner organizations and complementing their work with short-term medical brigades, distribution of in-kind resources, and year-round funding, we seek to build their capacity, expand their outreach, and help further our collective missions.
The Boston College chapter is involved with the Timmy Global Health international partner, Pop Wuj (a Spanish school and Medical Clinic), in Xela, Guatemala. As volunteers, we set up clinics at Pop Wuj and in various rural villages each day of the week, and aid the medical professionals, nurses, and pharmacists in Triaging patients, shadowing physicians, filling prescriptions, keeping patient records, and controlling the crowd/entertaining children. We are able to learn through first-hand observations the harsh living environments, lack of healthcare, and health-related disparities in this beautiful country.
We understand that reaching out locally is just as important and international aid. We are hoping to partner with local clinics in the Boston area for our Timmy members to volunteer at, get medically related experience, an support local healthcare as well as advocate for global healthcare.
While we are advocates of Global Health, and our trips are medical brigades, attracting many pre-med/pre-health students, we are also an organization that fosters global awareness and humanitarian values by empowering all student to actively engage in global development. You do not have to be a pre-med/pre-health/nursing student to join us in this mission!!!
Help us support Pop Wuj's Efforts and join Timmy Global Health at Boston College!