. "Appendix D U.S. Organizational Experience with Volunteer Health Programs." Healers Abroad: Americans Responding to the Human Resource Crisis in HIV/AIDS. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.
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Healers Abroad: Americans Responding to the Human Resource Crisis in HIV/AIDS
TABLE D-1 Organizations by Category
Number Completing Surveys
Number Sending Medical Professionals
General Development Organizations (Secular)
General Development Organizations (Faith-Based)
General Volunteer Organizations (Secular)
General Volunteer Organizations (Faith-Based)
Medical and Medical Volunteer Organizations (Secular)
Medical and Medical Volunteer Organizations (Faith-based)
The lengths of service for volunteers in each organization varied from a few weeks to years. Renewable multiyear agreements with formalized contracts were available for some missionary organizations and university medical faculties. For the purpose of this study, organizations were divided into short (under 2 months), medium (2 to 6 months), and long-term volunteer (longer than 6 month) assignments.
Compensation by these organizations to medical professionals also varied. This study included but was not limited to organizations that offered no remuneration or subsistence level stipends.
PARTNERING CHALLENGES CITED BY RESPONDENTS
Organizational and Interorganizational Issues
Respondents identified a number of challenges to long-term partnering. This category includes obstacles to cooperation that can arise as a result of differences in organizational structure, expectations, and cultures between partnering organizations.