About us

We are a Polish humanitarian organisation providing medical assistance in the neediest countries of the world.

About us

About the Polish Medical Mission

We have been building aid for 20 years

Since 1999, the Polish Medical Mission Association has been helping the victims of wars, disasters and calamities. The activities of the PMM are based on the work of volunteers: doctors, paramedics, nurses, physiotherapists, as well as psychologists and medical analysts.

The direct impulse that led to the establishment of the Association was the humanitarian disaster caused by the outbreak of war in Kosovo and the mass escapes of Albanians from the conflict areas.

We are one of the few Polish non-governmental organisations that provide medical assistance. We help where the needs are the greatest. Our assistance is of a long-term nature – it brings lasting changes to the communities we support.

Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life through medical interventions and humanitarian programmes that build local capacity in poor and vulnerable communities around the world.

We achieve our goals through direct medical assistance, education, humanitarian and development aid for those most disadvantaged and needy. We provide medical care to pregnant women and small children. Together with doctors from Poland we conduct trainings in hospitals in Africa and Asia. In the Middle East we help refugees in camps.
Emergency medical assistance for the victims of wars, cataclysms and natural disasters.
Training of medical personnel and civilians in basic health care as well as basic and advanced life-saving treatments.
Working for sustainable change for the better in the world’s poorest countries.
Humanitarian aid.
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Ewa Piekarska
PMM Board President. A graduate of a public health course and the "Academy of Young Diplomats". She specializes in programs addressed to mothers and children up to 5 years old. A medical coordinator of projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Combining the desire to help with passion for travelling, meeting people, local customs, and coping in countries that are completely different in culture from Poland, she is a lover of trekking, cycling, Latin American dances, and oriental cuisine.

President of the Board

Małgorzata Olasińska-Chart
A project coordinator involved in humanitarian aid since 2003. She has worked in Argentina, South Sudan, Iraq, Cuba and Ukraine. He is the first certified RedR UK humanitarian aid trainer in Poland. For 10 years, she was helping immigrants. She will do anything for animals. She saved a dog, Mary, from her death in South Sudan, and brought a cat, Sasha, from Ukraine.

Member of the Board

Jarosław Gucwa
A specialist in general surgery and emergency medicine. Associated with the PMM since its inception, he has been the PMM Board President for many years. A coordinator and participant of projects, i.a., in Albania, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Chad, Kenya, and Uganda. The Director of the Polish branch of ITLS.

Member of the Board

Iwona Zbijowska
Associated with the Polish Medical Mission since 2008 as a project coordinator, mainly as part of the Polish Aid Volunteering Programme, she values cooperation with volunteers, their selflessness, and commitment. She likes to explore new places and flavours. An incurable lover of Woody Allen’s films.

Member of the Board

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Maria Szajny
According to the watchword, she builds aid at the PMM, and bases her professional life on experience. As a Public Relations Specialist, she runs social channels, maintains relations with the media and the proper image of the organization. Getting to where she is now required determination, ambition, and self-discipline.

PR and Media Specialist

Katarzyna Rydel
A project coordinator in Jordan, graduate of a humanitarian aid course at the University of Warsaw and geography at the Jagiellonian University. For three months, she was working as a human rights observer in the West Bank. She is interested in Central Asia and the Middle East region, mountain tourism, and non-fiction books.

Project Coordinator

Magdalena Komperda
Having a Master's in Public Health, she has been associated with the PMM for many years. She supports numerous initiatives. Since 2016, she has been involved in project activities in the Wakema region in Myanmar; previously, she coordinated projects in Serbia, Kenya, Ukraine, and Madagascar. Personally, she likes to read a lot and learn about other cultures and religions.

Project Coordinator

Wioletta Węgorowska
She has been professionally associated with the NGO sector in Poland and abroad for 14 years. A specialist in project management with European funds. At the PMM, she coordinates the Senegal project and cooperates with EU institutions and international donors. A linguist by profession, a professional coach by passion, a humanist by mission. She likes mountains, off-road sports, and travelling.

International Grants Specialist

Magdalena Szula-Wieczorek
Being a projects’ financial coordinator, she has been working for non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian and development aid for many years. She has accounted for projects from both state and international donors, including projects under the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals, Civic Initiatives Fund Operational Program projects, ECHO Funds, and Europe Aid. In the past, a financial coordinator in South Sudan, where she was twice. Personally, a mother of two daughters and an owner of a red, hairy dog.

Financial coordinator

Xymena Dyduch
A humanitarian worker and a lawyer. She coordinated aid projects, i.a., in Chad, Lebanon, Greece, and Senegal. She has been working in law firms, at a Spanish organization, FCEAR, Action contre la faim, and UNHCR. At work, she values the most that she can help people by providing them access to health care, and thus, to decent living conditions.

Project Coordinator

How do we build aid?

We are one of the few Polish non-governmental organisations that provide medical assistance. We help where the needs are the greatest. Our assistance is of a long-term nature – it brings lasting changes to the communities we support.

1

Selecting the region

We choose a region affected by war or natural disaster. We explore the needs.

2

Local partner

We search for local partners; after all, they are the best specialists.

3

Funds

We raise funds to help the world’s poorest countries.

4

Support

We support hospitals, buy medical equipment and train doctors.

5

We build aid

Our help stays where it was given. The residents are prepared for future emergencies.

our publications

Statute of Polish Medical Mission

We are a Polish humanitarian organisation providing medical assistance

Safe Traveller’s Guide

Some pieces of expert advice from the Polish Medical Mission. Guide for travellers

Cookbook for Senegal

Brochure on healthy nutrition with Senegalese cuisine recipes

2018 – annual report

Annual report on projects implemented by the Polish Medical Mission – 2018

2017 – annual report

Annual report on projects implemented by the Polish Medical Mission – 2017

2016 – annual report

Annual report on projects implemented by the Polish Medical Mission – 2016

Maternity Guide for Tanzania

Obstetric advice for mothers in Tanzania
Our history

We have been operating for 20 years

  • 1999
  • 2002-2003
  • 2003-2004
  • 2004
  • 2004-2005
  • 2000s
  • 2004-2005
  • 2004-2014

PMM BEGINNINGS

The Polish Medical Mission was established in April 1999 at the initiative of the publishing house Medycyna Praktyczna (Practical Medicine), the Rescue and Firefighting Unit of the State Fire Service of Nowy Sącz and the Doctors of Hope Association. The Association was established in order to help victims of the war in the Balkans. The first major undertaking of the PMM was to organise mobile medical, paediatric and surgical outpatient clinics and permanent reception points for refugees from Kosovo in Albania. From April to August 1999, Polish doctors provided medical care to several thousand people.
Albania and Kosovo
Build aid with us in the neediest countries of the world.