The Physicians for Peace Foundation, Inc. (PFPPI), is a brainchild of Dr. Juan Montero , an expatriate from the Philippines who has been involved in the creation of sustainable eyesight, prosthesis and dental care projects in Virginia, USA. It is an affiliate of Physicians for Peace, an international, humanitarian, non-profit organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, USA dedicated to building peace and friendships in developing nations with unmet medical needs and scarce resources through medical education and training, clinical care and donated medical supplies. Physicians for Peace transforms lives by training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations.
The Physicians for Peace Foundation, Inc. (PFPPI), was incorporated with the SEC as a non-stock non-profit corporation on February 12,1998. It is an operating organization. Its office is located at Silahis Arts and Artifacts Building., # 744 General Luna St. Intramuros Manila. The Foundation has 2 full time and 1 part time staff, 84 volunteers provide uncompensated technical services to the Foundation and 15 Board of Trustees.
It envisions to be a recognized non-governmental organization strengthening health systems to address health service inequity. It aims to teach and train health care professionals to provide sustainable healthcare services; it empower communities with limited access through global partnership with governmental and non-governmental organizations. The organization mobilizes local medical volunteers all year-round to train others and to help amputees walk again, give sight to the nearly blind and heal the emotional and physical scars of burn victims, and hearing impaired patients.