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Organization Contact Information

Name: Medical Teams International
Street 1: PO Box 10
Street 2:
City: Portland
Province: Oregon
Post Code: 97207
Country: United States of America
Phone: +1 503-624-1000
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Stephen
Last Name: Himley
Title: Program Development Specialist

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Janis
Last Name: Lindsteadt
Title: Director, Technical Services

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Faith-based organization (FBO)
Organization Description:
Medical Teams International (MTI) is a faith-based 501c(3) non-profit health relief and development organization with headquarters in Portland, Oregon. MTI’s mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict, and poverty around the world. MTI seeks to alleviate human suffering and provide effective and sustainable health and medical services which address the causes and effects of inadequate health care for marginalized and vulnerable people.

Medical Teams International fulfills this mission through 5 areas of assistance: 1) Providing emergency response and promoting preparedness; 2) Implementing community health programs; 3) Building the capacity of local partners and community resource persons through health training and technical assistance; 4) Facilitating learning and skill transfer between health providers in the developing world and health professionals from developed countries; and 5) Leveraging Gifts in Kind (essential medicines, medical supplies) to field programs.

Medical Teams International supports the STOP TB strategy in care and support of TB clients, including those co-infected with HIV. This includes expanding community-based DOTS, addressing TB/HIV co-infection, strengthening health systems, working with public and private care providers, empowering communities, and conducting operational research. MTI values collaboration with NTPs and other organizations working to stop TB.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
MTI contributes to national TB control plans in the countries where we work on TB by ensuring our TB projects comply with these plans. We work with and support local government TB programs.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of Moldova
United States of America


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Initiated community-based DOTS into a home-based care local NGO in partnership with MoH in N. Sofala, Mozambique.

Integrated TB program into existing HIV PEPFAR project in N. Sofala, Mozambique; this included starting community-based DOTS, household contact screening, TB symptom screening, ACSM. MTI also supports TB control components within other health systems strengthening projects in Liberia and Uganda.


Declaration of interests:
Medical Teams International has no conflicts of interest with respect to the Global Partnership to Stop TB.

Application date: May 28, 2010
Last updated: February 20, 2013