Floating Doctors Providing Healthcare, Education & Community Development To Underserved Communities in Panama

Welcome to Floating Doctors

Providing Healthcare, Education & Community Development To Underserved Communities

The Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide.


  • Providing free acute and preventative health care services
  • Facilitating community development & capacity initiatives
  • Reducing child and maternal mortality
  • Gathering clinical data for program and health landscape surveillance
  • Improving access to specialist medical care in developing regions
  • Promoting improvements in health care practice worldwide

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Achieving a Better Future for Developing Countries

Floating Doctors is committed to reducing disease burdens in developing countries and improving health care delivery worldwide. We strive to provide healthcare, education, and community development to underserved communities.

Improving Access to Specialist Medical Care in Developing Regions

Using timely, skillful application of medical technology, we are able to improve access to specialist medical care for an individual or a population. Better quality of care will not only improve health outcomes in developing countries but will also eliminate underprovision of essential clinical services, overuse of some services, and misuse of unneeded services.

Providing Free Acute and Preventative Health Care Services

With the assistance of our healthcare providers, we provide the most useful and accessible means for leading a healthy lifestyle. It is essential that individuals in underserved communities maintain good health and vitality so that they can contribute to the productivity and innovation that will shape their community’s future. It is proven that students who are fit and healthy go to school eager to learn; workers who are free from mental and physical conditions are more productive and contribute to a stronger economy; and older adults who remain physically and mentally active are more likely to remain independent as they age.

Supporting Community Development and Capacity-Building Initiatives

In order to achieve success, we must invest in the ability of the people who have the greatest stake in the outcome to come together under their own power and acquire the skills and resources that will allow them to address the problems in their families and communities. By preventing a dependency relationship on outsiders, we can encourage local residents to take action on local issues themselves. By doing so, community partners gain greater control over their own future development and a sense of ownership.

Collecting Clinical Data for Program and Health Landscape Monitoring

Clinical data can be utilized as part of a surveillance system for determining the size of a problem, identifying groups more likely to have negative results, analyzing the connections between risk factors and outcomes, and creating interventions to lessen complications or consequences. Analyzing surveillance data can be useful for a variety of objectives, including health care and patient advocacy; determining priorities and allocating health care resources; giving improved statistics about population health; and supporting medical care quality assurance and quality improvement.

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