MCD Inc.

Director's Letter

Medical Care Development International, a Division of the Private Voluntary Organization of Medical Care Development, has worked to enhance the well-being of peoples and communities in developing nations for over 25 years. MCD International has supported health sector interventions across a broad spectrum of program areas to include maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS/TB, malaria prevention and control, water supply and sanitation, and health sector reform and financing. For each project that we manage, MCD International strives to find innovative and creative ways to implement technically appropriate and results-focused best practices that respond to the evolving health status profiles of the beneficiary populations where we work. MCD International has worked with a diverse array of organizations, from grassroots community groups to multi-lateral donor institutions. The experience and knowledge gained through these collaborative efforts has enabled us to incrementally improve the quality and effectiveness of our project portfolio.

Our staff here at MCDI brings an international background and cultural sensitivity that has been gained from cross-cultural field experience and collaboration with partners around the globe. MCD International believes that our work complements the effort of all organizations seeking to advance global health goals; improved quality of life starts with access to knowledge and services that will empower families to successfully improve and manage their own health.

Luis Tam, MD, DrPH

Director of the International Division of Medical Care Development

About the Director

Dr. Luis Tam began his tenure as Director of the International Division of Medical Care Development, Inc. in July of 2017. Dr. Tam brings with him over 30 years of international public health experience, including fundraising, leadership, planning and implementation of global health programs around the world with funding from USAID, the Global Fund, the Global Sanitation Fund, the Gates Foundation, corporate donors and the World Bank. Prior to assuming the directorship, he served as MCDI’s Chief Program Officer, leading all technical and business development efforts within the division.


Dr. Tam has extensive technical expertise in malaria prevention and control; maternal, neonatal and child health; reproductive health; nutrition; water and sanitation; and health systems strengthening. He has previously served as the Global Technical Lead for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health at Management Sciences for Health, the Senior Health Program Officer for MCDI, the Director of the Technical Unit at Plan International USA and the South America Regional Advisor for Plan International.


Dr. Tam earned his Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Public Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and his Medical Doctor degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru.