Awakening Hippocrates,
By Dr. Ed O'Neil
Omni Med President

"This timely book should be embraced by anyone entering the international service arena with the goal of improving the health of populations living in the most deprived conditions in resource-constrained settings...We believe that this inspiration book achieves its main goal, to revisit the basic ethical and moral principles stated in the Hippocratic Oath in an era of persistent and devastating health inequalities and to awaken the medical community's moral attention to the world's most vulnerable populations."

-JAMA, August 2, 2006 - Vol 296, No. 5

In The News

On November 16, 2010, Omni Med was recognized by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy for our selection as a “Top Ten Best Practice Program” by the International Voluntary Service Task Force. The U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy in Washington, D.C. presented the award to Omni Med for its contributions to Service World, a legislative corollary to the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009. This proposed legislation, called the Sargent Shriver International Service Act, would dramatically increase the number of US citizens serving abroad. Omni Med crafted the Global Health Service Corps component. Please see the pdf version of the brochure for details.

7.26.2010: United States Peace Corps Uganda Country Director Ted Mooney committed to a long-term partnership with Omni Med and the Uganda Ministry of Health in the Community Empowerment in Health Program in Mukono, Uganda. The Peace Corps will committ a sizable number of its two-year volunteers to expanding and sustaining the program throughout Uganda.

7.26.2010: Caritas Network President Dr. Ralph de la Tore committed to a global health track at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, with a prime focus of the Community Empowerment in Health Program, Uganda. Dr. O'Neil will serve as the global health track program director.

Omni Med would like to announce its support for ServiceWorld: Strategies for the Future of International Volunteer Service. Service World is a plan "to build a culture of international volunteer service." Omni Med contributed to the creation of the ServiceWorld plan, in particular by championing the cause of a Global Health Service Corps (pg 16). With the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corp fast approaching, we hope to see legislative and executive action in line with the recommendations proposed by ServiceWorld.

07.20.2010: Omni Med's Uganda Program has become the focus of our current efforts. At present, we have sent 15 volunteers to Uganda, and by the end of the summer we will have trained about 400 local community health workers. The online training course for volunteers is working (if you would like to gain access, please contact us.) Finally, we are in the process of cleaning up our website. If you encounter something which should be corrected, please let us know.

09.30.2008: The Omni Med Database of Global Health Service Opportunities is online and searchable!  Thanks to support from, the Helen Steiner Rice Fund, Union Institute & University, and the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati.

04.2006: American Medical Association announces publication of two books on global health disparities and volunteer service -->




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