Dr. Victoria Mohr
World Minded Ambassador Dr Victoria Mohr, MD isn't your average small town Ob/Gyn. Working 2 weeks per month allows Victoria to travel extensively, often donating her time and surgical skills in international communities such as Haiti, Africa and Rural Mexico. At home she supports local youth with such programs as The Mammoth HS Health Science Academy and leading HS sex education sessions.
Passionate about "Giving forward", she sets her long term sights on a foundation pairing physician volunteers with community youth to provide medical and surgical care in underserved areas. By providing our youth with an exciting way to become involved, we can encourage a generation of young, socially motivated leaders. There is no better investment in the future.
Dr Mohr writes the column "Mindful Medicine" which combines the practice of mindful, present thought with modern medicine on a broad number of topics. She currently makes her home in Vail, CO.
In March, 2011 the non-profit, Victoria Mohr Foundation for Health and Humanity was established. The mission is to guide culturally sensitive and sustainable health care in underserved areas and to empower those we serve to care for themselves whenever possible.
In May 2011, Victoria is off to Sri Lanka for 3 months on a joint project in Mullaittivu. During the civil war a couple years ago, the hospital was bombed and all providers left the area, leaving primitive medical care for residents unable to travel the 300Km to the nearest facility. MSF (Doctors Without Borders) is setting up a field hospital with ex-patriot staff until local docs and nurses can be recruited back to the area.
She hopes to gain some experience in setting up things from scratch including the admin, politics and ground contacts it takes to do it in an impartial and culturally sensitive way. No one does this better than MSF, so this is exactly what she needs to learn.
After she returns, she'll be setting up some volunteer trips with her new found skills; first in Haiti then in Mexico and possibly Cambodia. For more information, visit the Victoria Mohr Foundation for Health and Humanity.