We’re sending a team: our medical missions

We’re on a mission to bring care to those who need care

At Team Broken Earth, part of our mission is to provide medical relief to those who need it most. We send self-contained medical teams with specialized surgical skills to areas of the world where such professionals are not readily available.

To date, over 20,000 patients have been treated by Team Broken Earth in the following areas: orthopedic surgeries, trauma care, hernia surgeries, cleft lip/palate surgeries, and eye care programs. Medical mission locations to date have included Haiti, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. On average, there are approximately 15 medical missions per year (pre-pandemic).

Partnership Outreach Programs help maximize Team Broken Earth’s logistical and technical capabilities in the areas where we volunteer. To read more about our partnerships, please click here.

Rural Community Health Missions are another big part of our relief efforts. Empowering the people with knowledge, tools and preventative measures (including nutrition and hygiene) is vital to our mission.

Our goal is to help as many people as we can and build capacity and partnerships in the areas we serve until we are no longer needed.


“In September 2018, I met this sweet 9-month-old baby girl, named Sonnet, with a cleft lip and palate. It’s so hard not to fall in love with these children. I loved this girl like she was my own. Dr. Art Rideout, myself and other TBE volunteers fixed her cleft lip and sent her home to heal. It’s heartbreaking to see these patients walk out the door into the unknown of Haiti, never knowing if we’ll ever see them again. Coincidentally, while back in Port-au-Prince the following year, Sonnet and her father arrived at the hospital. Her father kept saying “Merci” over and over again. This beautiful little girl, with only a trace of a scar, was back to have her palate fixed. She was thriving. She was smiling. She will now have the opportunity to attend school. We changed her life. Words cannot express how that makes us feel. This is why we continue to keep going back”

Michelle Murphy, RN