About RAM

“My vision for Remote Area Medical™ developed when I suffered a personal injury while living among the Wapishana Indians in Guyana, South America. I was isolated from medical care, which was about a 26 day journey away. I witnessed the near devastation of whole tribes by what would have been simple or minor illnesses to more advanced cultures. When I left Guyana, I vowed to find a way to deliver basic medical aid to people in the world’s inaccessible regions. So, in 1985 I established the non-profit, Remote Area Medical or as most people know us – RAM™. RAM is the way I have kept that promise, not only to the Wapishana Indians, but to thousands around the world in similar conditions. In other words, there are Wapishanas everywhere.”

– Stan Brock, Founder and President

Annual Report

Read more about Remote Area Medical and our work to provide free dental, vision, and medical care in our Annual Report. View our most recent Annual Report by clicking here.

Our
Mission

To prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free quality healthcare to those in need.

Our
Vision

To be the best at operating clinics which enhance quality of life through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care to those who are impoverished, isolated, and underserved.

Our Philosophy

Our organization is part of a larger effort to bring people together to address health care issues in their community and see those communities transformed for a better and healthier future.

Our Core Values

Compassion
We dedicate our lives to true transformation in our community and world. It is only with compassion and cooperation that we can succeed.
Respect
Valuing and respecting those we serve helps empower and equip them to improve their lives and the lives of others.
Integrity
We maintain high standards by only enlisting volunteers who deliver exceptional service. We strictly utilize entrusted resources to prevent pain and alleviate suffering.

Our Foundational Principles

SERVE HUMANITY

We believe that we are responsible for one another, and we exist to bring about positive change in our world. We embrace our role to help prevent pain, alleviate suffering, and enhance quality of life for those we serve.

EMPOWER COMMUNITIES

We empower, inspire, and lead communities to serve those in need. We are committed to equipping communities with strategies and resources as we work together to confront healthcare problems in their own backyard.

FREE, QUALITY SERVICES

We are committed to providing all of our services and support at no charge to patients. Our standard of service combines high quality healthcare with compassion and cooperation from our supporters, partners, and practitioners.

GENERATE A MOVEMENT

Our mission is driven by the dedication of compassionate volunteers – they are heroes. Our clinics provide volunteers with an opportunity to contribute to community transformation. This generates a movement steered dynamic and caring people seeking to change their world.

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