For years, the St. Joseph Medical Fund has extended aid for treatment and rehabilitation of cardiac patients in developing nations worldwide. In most of these developing countries, the leading causes of death go beyond diseases of the cardiovascular system, but also of the respiratory system. Conditions such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, emphysema, and many others are prevalent in regions where medical supplies and services are very limited. It is already understood that people who are diagnosed with these conditions need immediate medical attention, and through the volunteers of this organization, treatments have become possible, especially to those who live in underserved areas.
The medical mission teams of the St. Joseph Medical Fund comprise of skilled physicians, nurses, and technicians specializing in the field of cardiology. Their goal is to bring medical aid to the patients living in underprivileged areas. Through the proper education and consultation given by these volunteers, the residents of these depressed communities can prevent such cardiopulmonary disorders. In addition to the treatments given to patients of heart and lung disorders, the St. Joseph Medical Fund also assists in the management of such conditions, as well as post-treatment and rehabilitation