MedVint is a non-for profit association with its headquarters in Switzerland. MedVint focuses on placing medical volunteers in locations where refugees and the needy are often forgotten.
History of MedVint
A potential donor approached ASI Europe after a convention in Budapest at end of August 2015, when the first big influx of refugees arrived in Europe, and offered support for refugee medical help. In September 2015 we were asked to go on a facts finding mission in order to explore opportunities to give immediate medical help to refugees. This happened shortly after our mission trip to the Philippines in August 2015. We decided to go to the North East region of the island of Lesvos and accepted the offer of a Romanian bus which was equipped for health literature distribution and expositions. Within 10 days after our facts finding mission we started our operation, commissioned by ASI Europe, under the name of “AdventistHelp” with two medical volunteers (a German doctor and a Danish Medical student). In the next few weeks the operation was growing under our lead and by the end of December more than 2,500 refugees were treated by 50 volunteers from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, U.S., and many other locations, since we welcomed all medical volunteers to join us.
In January 2016 we saw that the need for medical support in many other regions existed and so MedVint was created to provide mainly medical support. We endeavour to work in locations till the need subsides and then to move to another region where we are needed.