MAI

[title size="2"]Our Vision[/title]Medic Assist International’s vision is to enable local partners to develop sustainable healthcare for needy but neglected communities. We do this by funding projects that we have good reason to believe can be self-sustaining in the long run and by sending short term volunteer teams that our partners request.
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Report Back Event great success!

Our Annual Report Back evening on Friday 10th November was a great success.  HEALTH & HOPE featured video reports, interviews with volunteers and live music.  It was also the evening when it was announced that John Earwicker would be standing down as Executive Director at the end of the year.  His Assistant Director, Steve Travis, will take the reins for the coming year. The silent auction was a great success and raised over £1,400.  Ken Wood became a supporter of MAI  after his daughter Laura and wife Helen joined the volunteer teams to EMBO.  He is also the Director of Operational Risk Management for the Ardagh Group which manufactures glass and metal containers.  Many of Ardagh’s products have won outstanding

October 25th, 2017|Featured, MAI|

MAI Events for your diary!

We are pleased to announce two charity events that we hope will be marked in MAI Supporters' diaries!   There will be a wonderful Open Air Concert on the evening of Saturday 18th June in the grounds of Appleton House, Appleton.  Our friends from Charity Opera - Stephen and Claire Barratt and team - will be singing songs from the shows and light opera.  You are welcome to bring a picnic - food and drink - plus a table and chairs if you wish!  An evening not to be missed!         We are glad to return to Pembroke College, Oxford for our Third MAI Dinner and Auction on Friday 30th September.  This is a popular venue with

February 24th, 2016|Featured, MAI, Projects|

MAI appoints Assistant Director

Steve Travis (pictured below) has been appointed Assistant Director of MAI. Steve has 20 years experience in international development having worked with CORD, World Vision and Viva among others.  Until recently, Steve was working in Asia, overseeing work in India, Nepal and Myanmar.  Soon to be based in Banbury, Steve will work half time.  He started work on January 5th. "I am delighted to have someone of Steve's experience and skill set join us in MAI," said John Earwicker, MAI Executive Director.  "Steve will help us drive up our professionalism and capacity.  He has vast experience in working with international partners and achieving enhanced reporting and effectiveness."

January 13th, 2016|Featured, MAI|

Doctor joins MAI team

Dr Steve Cockeram joins MAI as our Medical Consultant. He will work alongside MAI's Executive Director, John Earwicker, who is reducing his hours as he moves towards retirement. Steve has extensive medical experience both in the UK and in Sri Lanka where John met him last June. "It was great to meet Steve" said John. "I felt that with his skills and experience, he could well be the person to take MAI forward over the next few years. I am excited that he will be working with me to use not only his medical skills but his proven track record in writing successful funding applications." Steve's family will join him in the UK in April, relocating from Sri Lanka. They

March 3rd, 2015|Featured, MAI|

Twice Gold Annual Appeal – thank you

Twice Gold meant that every undesignated donation given from October 1st could be matched, thanks to some generous benefactors who created a matching fund of over £14,000! The response has been amazing!  Including the Gift Aid recoverable on many of the donations made, the grand total has risen to £30,693! These funds will enable MAI to fund some new initiatives during 2015.  We are in conversation with two potential projects in the Middle East and South Sudan.  As and when our evaluations are complete, it will be possible to forward grants prior to developing the further funds that will be necessary going forward.

December 18th, 2014|MAI|

Christmas Cracker pulled off!

MAI's first Christmas Cracker event held recently proved a great success. The fun-filled evening, blending video reports of our Partnership Projects, interviews with team volunteers and our new Chairman as well as Christmas music from the Abingdon Society of Bellringers and our friends from Charity Opera was well attended and the new format inspired the audience. The crowd burst into applause at the end of the video showing the completion of the Clinic in Embo. "It was great to see the impact of what MAI achieves with our support", said one person as the went out into the cold night. As people left, there was a chance to select a Christmas Box gift for one of our projects. All in

October 6th, 2014|MAI, Projects|