:International Borderless Medicine
HWB International Borderless Medicine Programs
Herbalists Without Borders provides volunteer health justice and humanitarian aid to thousands of people in more than 20 countries with multiple chapters in some of those countries. Health, wellness and compassionate care are served by our volunteers in regions where there are either natural or human-induced crisis or disaster. Examples of such care during the past decade include Herbal Medic Support for First Nations People and the Water Protectors in North Dakota (U.S.), victims and survivors of the earthquakes in Nepal and hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Helping people when there is political upheaval and subsequent violence or displacement is also part of our global volunteerism. Herbalists Without Borders also assists global people facing discrimination, oppression and other barriers to accessing health and wellness. HWB does not impose care upon countries or cultures of people, we go when invited and typically encourage residents of countries to organize and start an HWB Chapter in their region. Cultural autonomy, preservation of healing traditions, indigenous plants and healers are priorities for Herbalists Without Borders.
Where We Volunteer
Visit our interactive map to learn where Herbalists Without Borders global chapters and projects are located
Cross Cultural Delegations
Every year or two, we work to co-host a cross cultural medicine exchange or health delegation to a country that HWB is invited to engage with. To read an interview about the HWB 2016 delegation, Women in Cuba: Herbalism, Health Care & Sustainable Agriculture. Keep an eye out on the blog for a recap of our Cuba trip.
Trip planning is on hold due to COVID, and we will evaluate and resume when it is safe to do so, and travel is accessible.
Start A Chapter In Your Country
Being the conversation about beginning an Herbalists Without Borders Chapter in your country or region. Reach our HWB office: officeHWB@gmail.com