About the AOMAA
What is AOMAA?
The American Overseas Medical Aid Association (AOMAA) provides DIRECT AID, materials, and services to recipients in need; technical advisement and capacity building for local non-profit organizations; and advocacy for local professionals working to alleviate poverty and suffering, with special concern for those in rural areas in America and abroad.
Our staff are all volunteers -- we do not waste money and we do not keep any money. This Direct Aid to the people has become a grassroots movement to get more services to more people in the shortest timeframe possible when disaster hits.
And we are still there even after the hype goes away -- we provide local professionals and organizations with support they need for long-term reconstruction, recovery and independence.
AOMAA is a non-profit organization incorporated in California in the United States, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization.
AOMAA's mission is to bring capacity building, direct aid, medicine and equipment wherever it is needed throughout the world. We work to build capacity with local people and non-profits who wish to respond to their own needs, especially in the aftermath of disaster.
Who we are
Portland, OR, USA
Maz Inung Nugroho
Disabilities and Special Program Advisor
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Dr. Lucia Cargill is called "Bunda", Mother, by the many volunteers with whom she worked on the Aceh tsunami from 2004-2010. She considers the joint work with Ibu Foundation volunteers to be a real privilege and seminal life event. She has been the President & Acting Executive Director of AOMAA since 1999.
Dr. Lucia Cargill has a PhD in Medical Anthropology & Master's Degree in Nursing, with a Family Nurse Practitioner certification. She has practiced medicine as an NP for 10 yrs; RN 34 yrs; worked as a public health consultant for 27 yrs: taught at 11 different colleges & universities in the USA. As an Indonesian specialist, she conducted many evaluations, was a sought after technical advisor for multiple international non-profits, & worked on WHO and World Bank projects. She was an advisor to the Indonesian Government on the rabies initiative. Her research for the CDC as a PATH consultant lead to implementation of the cervical cancer screening program in Indonesia. Her field report from Papua influenced the World Bank's ongoing midwifery program for high school students.
Former Associate Member of Susila Dharma International, which has consultative status with UN ECOSOC and UNICEF, and Susila Dharma USA, an active community oriented charitable organization.
American Chamber of Commerce in Jakarta, Indonesia
Awards and Recognitions
Donors and Collaborative Partners
Action Medeor Germany
Adopt a Doctor
Airline Ambassadors International
Clear Path International (CPI)
Conservation International (CI)
Community Foundation Sonoma County www.sonomacf.org
Do Something Foundation
Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children
Hands Across the Waters, Bahrain (HAW)
Himalyan Sherpa Club of Sonoma
Himalayan Tandoori and Curry House of Sebastopol
International Relief and Development
Islamic Relief (IR)
Kalimantan Support Group
La Bodega Kitchen, Sebastopol and Sonoma, CA
Rakata Adventure, Indonesia
Save the Children
Sonoma Wine Shop
Sharif Harris Real Estate
Susila Dharma Britain
Susila Dharma International
Susila Dharma Indonesia
Subud Los Angeles
Subud San Joaquin Valley
Subud San Diego
Susila Dharma Suriname
Taste of the Himalayas, Sonoma, CA
Tides Foundation, California
WHO - World Health Organization
- Thank you to hundreds of individuals and virtual volunteers who support AOMAA in spirit!