At PODEMOS, we believe that we can only provide the best healthcare if we understand our patients’ needs. We regularly conduct survey studies and hold focus groups to identify our patients’ healthcare needs and learn about ways to improve the services we provide. Our recent projects include studying pediatric nutrition, women’s health issues, and health literacy in the communities we serve. We also regularly assess our medical brigade operations, and have studied the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool, and the use of an electronic medical record system during brigades. We regularly share our research findings with the academic global health community, so that we may all collaborate in providing the best care possible to our patients.