St. Luke’s International Medical Program (SLIMP) – previously known as SLISS – is a non-profit organization developed to assist low and middle income countries with sustained improvements in care by providing critically needed supplies, equipment, and training by visiting medical professionals. Secondarily this program provides training for the next generation of healthcare workers to meet the needs of the international community.
Currently, SLIMP visits and supports three hospitals located in Cameroon, Guatemala, and Gambia. Moving forward, SLIMP aims to train not only surgical residents, but also a variety of multi-specialty medical professionals, to function internationally.
St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has supported the development of SLIMP, proposed and initiated in April of 2014 by Dr. Richard P. Sharpe.