About Bridge to Health
Bridge to Health Medical and Dental is a registered charity founded in 2012 in Toronto, Canada, and in 2019 expanded into Washington, DC with Bridge to Health Medical and Dental USA (501c3). In May 2021, the organizations formed a uniting partnership, launching ‘Bridge to Health Global’.
We work with local partners to provide sustainable, cost-effective healthcare through educational programs, clinical service provision and medical devices that are relevant and appropriate for the needs of the community. Our actions are guided by global health ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality and we rely on the generosity of individual donors and grants for our funding.
In collaboration with our partners, Bridge to Health has provided care to more than 45,000 patients, trained more than 800 healthcare workers with more than 150 volunteers from around the world.
Bridge to Health follows a three-pillared approach to create the most sustainable care that includes: clinical, research, and education. Our methodology is based on an "always local" approach, placing the true needs of the intended beneficiaries at the center and hosting regular consultations with diverse community groups to ensure the program goals always remain relevant and appropriate.
We partner with communities to increase individual and community health in vulnerable settings through clinical interventions, capacity-building, education and research.