A medical libraries project that has American universities and hospitals collaborating to provide medical and nursing textbooks for medical students, nurses and physicians in countries of need.
January 28, 2013
Doing Something That Matters
Everyone who has requested, donated, shipped, or accepted a book for Operation Medical Libraries (OML) has spent time doing something that matters. Here's a Lady Antebellum video with a message you can claim as your own. Thanks for being "here" for OML.
The mission of Operation Medical Libraries is to collect and distribute current medical textbooks and journals to war-torn countries through a partnership with American medical schools, hospitals, and physicians and the United States military.
Operation Medical Libraries Vision Statement
The vision of Operation Medical Libraries is to foster the creation of permanent medical libraries and support the expansion of existing collections in conflict regions where healthcare education and the practice of medicine are suffering. Operation Medical Libraries will significantly enhance the initial and continuing medical education of healthcare professionals in communities crippled by the lack of materials, with which to teach, learn and provide healthcare of all kinds. Through its support of everyday healthcare and academic medicine, Operation Medical Libraries will impact the long-term health and welfare of people and ultimately support the development of essential services and human rights in regions torn by conflict.
The Wisdom of Good Deeds
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death, can erase our good deeds.– Siddhārtha Gautama, Indian spiritual teacher, founder of Buddhism (circa 563 BCE to 483 BCE)