The international division of Medical Care Development, MCDI was founded in 1977 with the belief that MCD's successful approach to health systems development in the rural United States could be adapted to meet the needs of developing nations. A global non-profit organization, MCDI uses practical, evidence-based and high-impact approaches to strengthen health systems in developing countries. For almost 40 years, MCDI has worked to improve the health of vulnerable populations overseas through integrated, sustainable and locally-driven interventions. MCDI has implemented public health programs in over 40 countries aimed at targeting the world's most vulnerable populations. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; water, sanitation and hygiene; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; and other communicable diseases.
MCDI’s staff are united by the organization’s mission to improve the health of vulnerable populations through integrated, sustainable and locally driven interventions. MCDI’s work is informed by the following values:
We uphold the highest ethical standards in our work.
Our staff are driven by the personal conviction that they can make a positive difference in the lives of others.
We recognize that partnerships are the back-bone of our success. Our work around the world and across disciplines is informed by respect and appreciation for the ideas of others.
We are accountable in our actions and use of resources.
We are constantly seeking creative solutions to address the changing needs of our donors and partners.
We believe that individuals, communities and countries will be able to improve their health if they are empowered with the knowledge and behavior necessary to do so.
We work to improve the health of vulnerable populations through integrated, sustainable and locally driven interventions.
We envision a world where individuals, regardless of their circumstances, have access to health services and do not die of preventable and treatable diseases.
We envision a world where nations, communities and individuals are empowered with the knowledge, capacity and behavior necessary to improve their health.