To Improve the health status of the communities we serve.
American Medical Overseas Relief exists to provide health care to those who cannot provide for themselves. AMOR is dedicated to improving the health of people in impoverished areas; focusing on maternal and newborn care, children’s health, trauma and urgent care, and health and hygiene education. We are committed to providing quality health care that will not only meet the immediate needs of the population in a specific area, but also introducing new standards of care in each country we serve.
In early 2004, a group of builders and farmers in Fresno, California had a dream to provide health care to people who desperately needed it, and previously had no access to health services. In that same year, land was acquired in Afghanistan in the Southwest region of Kabul. At the start of the development process, plans were constructed to build a clinic. However as research and study of the area and the health needs progressed, it was decided a clinic would simply not be enough.
In 2008, American Medical Overseas Relief was officially established as a 501(c)3 with the purpose of providing opperational oversight to the new hospital, clinics and staff.
After four years of building, Afshar Hospital opened its doors to see patients in April 2009. This 100-bed hospital began seeing 700 patients a month, and now sees close to 3,500.
Like most dreams, they are meant to grow and expand. As AMOR continues to learn from its first project in Afghanistan, expansion with more hospitals and clinics in areas of the Middle East and Africa are next on the horizon.
We desire to serve in areas were the need for health care and improvement of health systems is a necessity.
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