International Medical Outreach was born in the Philippines in 1978 well before it was registered as a humanitarian aid corporation. It was then that Todd and Sue Price, IMO’s then-future founders, had the opportunity to assist in many humanitarian efforts across the beautiful island nation. These efforts include offering medical relief at a Vietnamese refugee camp outside of Manila, first aid instruction to those in an agricultural college on the island of Samar, construction of latrines near Iba, and day-school programs in the Tondo slum of Metro-Manila.
Perhaps the most compelling of all experiences occurred at the Provincial Hospital of Eastern Samar where the total lack of medical supplies resulted in premature deaths among children. After founding IMO, Todd and Sue made it a point to invest back into the Philippines by continuing to provide medical and other relief. Over the years, medical supplies and food have been shipped to the Philippines, and medical clinics surfaced in even the most remote of locations. These have included those in San Fernando, Baguio, Cabanatuan, and Manila on the main island of Luzon. In the Visayan group of islands medical clinic sites have included Dumaguete City, Bacolod, Tagbilaran City, and Calbayog.
Of course, this expansion quickly crossed international borders as IMO's capabilities and resources grew. From its inception in May 1993 to today, IMO has provided nearly $1 billion USD worth of medication and medical equipment to partners in 37 countries while providing over 50 million doses of anthelmintic medication to children across the world. More recently, IMO has focused primarily on following local demand in building local capacity to achieve lasting health and high quality healthcare.
Todd Marshall Price, MD
President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder
Dr. Price has been in active medical practice since 1988 as an Infectious Disease specialist. He has also been intimately involved in medical and humanitarian aid projects around the world. Dr. Price graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine in 1983 and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1986. He concluded subspecialty training in infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1988 and conducted research in tropical diseases.
Sue Price, RN
Vice President, Executive Director, Co-founder
Sue graduated from the Anna Vaughn School of Nursing at Oral Roberts University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. As a registered nurse specializing in critical care, she has not only cared for the most severely ill, but has also gained administrative skills as a medical intensive care charge nurse. Since 1991, she has been both nursing director and administrator of Todd M. Price, M.D., an infectious disease private practice in Houston, Texas.