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Physicians for Peace


Mary Kwasniewski
500 East Main St
Suite 900
Norfolk, VA 23510
United States

757-625-7569 (Phone)
757-625-7569 (Fax)

Ron Sconyers, Director
500 East Main St
Suite 900
Norfolk, VA 23510
United States

757-625-7569 (Phone)

Type of Organization

ID: 54-1532165
Type: 501(c)(3)

Service Areas

Regions: Central America, Middle East, Asia
Countries: Turkey, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Iraq, Guatemala, Haiti, Philippines
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: Santo Domingo, Guatemala City, Basra, Amman, Port-au-Prince, Manila, Diyarbakir, Adana
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: Sometimes

Services Provided

Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Medical Equipment / Supplies, Education, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, Rehabilitation / Training
There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.
Accomodations for volunteers near or at the specified location.


Financial Assistance

Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Physicians, Therapists

Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Disassembled, Equipment, Used, Medical Supplies

General Background Information

Historical Information
Founded in 1989 by Charles Horton, MD
Total volunteers to date: 1200
Annual average volunteer participation: 250
Total recipients of care to date: 100000
Annual average recipients of care: 6250

Financial Information
Organization provides partial funding for volunteers.
Volunteer does NOT need to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
        Business: .08%
        Individuals: 89.2%
        Other: 10%

Mission Statement
Physicians for Peace transforms lives through training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the worlds underserved populations.

Additional Information & Comments

Physicians for Peace is a non-profit, medical education and service organization headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, founded by internationally recognized humanitarian, Dr. Charles E. Horton. Physicians for Peace has provided medical education in a variety of specialties to health care professionals and their patients in geographic areas of profound need and scarce resources. It is the mission of Physicians for Peace, through our Walking Free program, to provide much-needed care for amputees so that they can continue to live full and productive lives through the establishment of sustainable prosthetic and rehabilitation centers in their homelands.

This organization has endorsed the ISPO Code of Conduct for International Non-Governmental Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Mobility Assistance.

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