Since 2010, Jose's Hands has been raising money for health students to attend their first medical mission. We've done this through our annual golf tournament.
Who is Jose's Hands?
On October 1, 2008, Major José Jamil Miranda, U.S. Army, MD, MPH suddenly passed away. José was a dedicated and devoted medical missionary; caring for and giving to others was the cornerstone of his life. He was a leader in his field and among his peers, earning their respect and admiration. With an infectious smile and boundless energy, he sought out to make medical missions an even greater part of his life before his untimely passing at the age of just 33.
Jose’s Hands was established as a non-profit organization to honor José and perpetuate his values and his legacy.
We, at Jose’s Hands are proud to honor him and what he stood for by enabling medical students the opportunity to explore a unique and underserved area of public health that will create a permanent connection between José’s family and the world.
2 billion people lack medical attention worldwide. If we had more health professionals giving of their time and talents worldwide, we could significantly reduce this number. Today’s students are tomorrow’s medical missionaries. There are nearly 1.8 million health students in more than 100 countries worldwide. Less than 1% ever go on a medical mission.
We're here to change that.
MORE INVENTORY OF TRIPS TO GO ON - We’ve identified areas of need in various communities in countries across Latin America (and soon the whole world).
CONNECTING SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS - We partner with health schools and connect their students to already existing medical missions.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HEALTH STUDENTS - We help families and organizations set up scholarships for health students, then we post those opportunities on our site.
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