Flying Physicians International or FPI is an emergent Portland area nonprofit committed to coordinating global emergency disaster relief. Rapid response to man-made and natural calamity is essential in the world's resource-poor regions to prevent displacement of vulnerable populations. Underdeveloped areas often lack routine public health infrastructure, rendering them more susceptible to infectious disease outbreaks in the aftermath of catastrophe. Domestic projects will focus on medically underserved communities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
FPI intends to prevent permanent population displacement in the aftermath of overwhelming disaster. In addition to addressing the area's immediate health and shelter needs, FPI will initiate construction of the food, water, and sanitation infrastructure to prevent deepening public health and environmental crises.