For Immediate Release:
December 01, 2009

Media Contact:
Ivonne Pérez Suárez


Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to honor local humanitarian medical group serving dozens of Third World countries


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
A group of local doctors will be honored for their work in helping the world’s poorest nations receive excellent medical services at the Miami-Dade County Commission Chambers. On Thursday, December 17, 2009, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa will be presenting Dr. Manuel Alzugaray, Chairman and President the Miami Medical Team Foundation (MMTF), a proclamation for the organization’s outstanding humanitarian service.

The MMTF is a non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the sanitary and medical conditions in Third World countries, particularly in nations hardest hit by natural and man-made catastrophes. The voluntary doctors which comprise the group have expertise in various medical specialties, as well as nurses, physical therapists, medical technicians, and pharmacists. The MMTF was founded in the 1980s, when refugees began piling in the borders between Nicaragua and Honduras. Since then, the group has donated supplies and extended their medical/surgical services to citizens of Chile, El Salvador, Peru, Angola, Afghanistan, Panama, Ecuador, Poland, and other nations, totaling 19 countries.

“I am amazed that the Miami Medical team Foundation not only travels so extensively to serve the citizens of the world, but that they are a self-funded organization,” said Commissioner Sosa. “The members of the group cover the expenses of each of their humanitarian efforts. This group of doctors and medical professionals should definitely be commended for their dedication to serving the people of Miami-Dade County and beyond.”

For more information on the MMTF, please visit online.

Who: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa
Dr. Manuel Alzugaray, Chairman and President the Miami Medical Team Foundation (MMTF)

What:Proclamation presentation honoring the Miami Medical Team Foundation for humanitarian efforts

When: December 17, 2009, 8:30 a.m.

Where:Stephen P. Clark Center (2nd floor Commission Chambers)
111 NW 1st Street, Downtown Miami


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