Since 1992, IVUmed, a volunteer group of doctors and nurses from the United States, has traveled to developing nations worldwide using their medical expertise to change lives. Founded and directed by Dr. Catherine deVries, a pediatric urologist working at the University of Utah, the organization’s mission is to perform operations for people in need, while also teaching these medical procedures to the local doctors and nurses so they can eventually take care of their own. The ultimate goal of IVUmed is to be no longer needed in a country.
This multimedia project, which is narrated by Dr. deVries and produced by James Kenney, highlights IVUmed’s accomplishments in Vietnam, Mongolia and Nigeria. It is a story about how the work of a few dedicated doctors and nurses has made a profound difference in thousands of lives.