M.E.M.O. (Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, student-run, humanitarian organization that seeks to serve the underprivileged by addressing their medical and educational needs. Founded in 2007, we are comprised of volunteer students, physicians, and other health professionals. Our organization organizes and funds programs in Vietnam as sustainable ways to improve the health and well-being of others. Once a year, a select group of volunteers comprised of students from U.C.I., U.C.S.D., and U.C.L.A. and physicians have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam to witness the impact our help provides.
Our mission is to provide medical care and educational opportunities to the impoverished villagers in Vietnam. By supplying the villagers with the fundamental needs (health and education) deprived of them by poverty, M.E.M.O. hopes to give them a foundation in which they can raise themselves out of their current living conditions. M.E.M.O. also aims to spread awareness of the abject poverty seen in third world countries to the younger generation in the U.S. to propagate the notion of social responsibility into a brighter future.