International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. is interested in affiliating other major institutions of similar or complementary interests in the pursuit of its Strategic Plan. Below are some of our sister institutions.
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE, INC.- ASSOCIATION DRIVE IN AFRIKA:
Spearheaded by Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS, Founder and Health Director of EuroMedicoDentale (EMD), SRL, Founder and Vice President of the association "Drive in Afrika", and Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc., and Dr. Alain L. Fymat, MA, MS, PhD, PhD, Founding Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Professor, International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc., discussions are progressing towards the establishment of Drive in Afrika and International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc., as sister institutions (see project details below). This sisterhood will extend the international humanitarian reach of both institutions to three continents (America, Europe, Africa). Members of either institution will become affiliate members of the other institution with all associated rights, privileges, and duties.
PROJECT: "ALLIANCE DRIVE IN AFRIKA -
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE, INC."
1. TYPE OF ALLIANCE: Free association between two separate organizations. Each organization maintains its autonomy and independence while joining its efforts to those of the other organization in the pursuit of projects of mutual interest.
2. MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA: Each organization will set its own admission criteria including, if desired, various membership categories (for example: full, associate, foreign correspondent, etc.). Every member of either organization will be eligible to become a member of the sister organization, however, the decision for admission and the category of membership will rest entirely with the latter organization.
3. NO EMPLOYMENT: Membership in either organization shall not imply employment by that organization. Whereas all activities are undertaken on a pro bono basis, for certain funded research, education or/and service projects, member honororia or fees and reasonable travel and other expenses may be allowed.
4. VISION: To develop humanitarian alliances between civil institutions. To reduce the morbidity/mortality rate in/from major illnesses and infectious diseases, particularly in under- served nations. To offer solutions adapted to local potential and emergent capabilities. If approved by local governments, to help apply these solutions as appropriate.
5. MISSION: To assist under-served nations to efficiently and effectively tackle their major health issues.
6. VALUES: Alliance members will operate under the following values (acronym TRECC): Trust, Respect, Empathy, Compassion, Competency.
7. STRATEGIC PLAN: Review the state of health of under-served nations (particularly on the basis of United Nations and World Health Organization reports). Assess the major health problems by country or group of countries. Identify and prioritize the target nations and their major health issues. Develop a strategic plan (political, economic, medico-scientific, technological, logistical) for tackling health problems and issues. Provide a humanitarian, multi-disciplinary, participatory platform to optimize and coordinate the logistic of medico-scientific contributions (cost reduction is a paramount factor in enabling under-served populations to an entitlement/right to health improvement). Assess those performing means and technologies that can be adapted to the countries under consideration. Augment the above concept of solidarity by a sharing of knowledge in the broad spectrum of health and medicine, science and technology.
8. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: To be set forth after finalization of the Strategic Plan.
9. INITIAL OPERATING PLAN: Organize an international humanitarian forum with aims:
(1) To inventory: The potential contributors and their respective competencies; the appropriate technologies; the means of communication; the support (political, administrative, etc.);
(2) To debate: A humanitarian council (ethics); an international humanitarian consultation: reflection; a humanitarian alliance: development; an interactive participation for humanitarian projects: financial support.
(3) To develop a model humanitarian Alliance to serve as a prototype or test bed for other and future Alliances.