MCDI is a division of Medical Care Development Inc, Augusta, Maine. As an international NGO, MCDI has been accorded consultative status (Roster) with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. MCDI is a founding member of the CORE Group of PVO's.
The mission of MCDI is to enhance the well-being of peoples and communities in developing nations by means of technical assistance in the areas of health and socio-economic development. We seek to empower families with the knowledge and behavior necessary to improve infant and child survival and maternal health and care.
We develop and disseminate tools, mechanisms and strategies that improve access and management of health care services. We work with a wide spectrum of organizations, from grassroots community groups to multi-lateral donor institutions, to improve the quality and quantity of care, make it affordable to the neediest people on earth.
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MCDI has conducted or is currently carrying out projects in the following countries:
Africa (click below for an interactive map)
The professional staff of MCDI is comprised of individuals with an array of expertise salient to health sector interventions. The staff includes senior public health physicians, health economists, health planners, human resource management specialists, health facilities and equipment specialists, GIS programmers, et al. The staff is uniquely diverse with representatives from approximately 12 countries, all working with a shared vision; language capability associated with this diversity is operative. Most of the professional staff has worked for or with major international donor agencies, including but not limited to the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the Pan-American Health Organization, and the UN.
Staff expertise is supplemented by senior consultants available through MCDI's affiliations with universities, private consulting firms, and technical centers throughout the world. Ongoing relationships are maintained in countries where MCDI is present. The basis of MCDI's success is the strength of its professional staff and consultants working together and combining their professional skills under a joint leadership.
MCDI staff brings to international projects a cultural sensitivity that it has gained through cross-cultural experience and collaboration with host-country professionals around the world. Many staff work in remote areas of the world, hence, training local counterparts has been an important factor in the success that MCDI has achieved in project implementation.
Equally important is the ability of Headquarters staff to respond quickly and to provide support to the ever-changing needs of field staff and to developments in the field. Some of the firm's best work has been in the multi-disciplinary design and supervision of projects implemented in culturally complex and physically challenging environments.
MCDI is proud to be a member of the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign
Our CFC# is: 11022