Universal Medical Esperanto Association

Organisation type: 
Professional association
Support type: 
SO non-financial
The Universal Medical Esperanto-Association (UMEA) was founded in 1908 to spread and cultivate the use of the international language Esperanto in medicine. The very aim of Esperanto is to overcome language barriers. Since its foundation until today UMEA is active in this direction by supporting the collaboration among the international membership of the association, organizes medical conferences, works together with national medical associations and health care providers even in remote regions of the world and pursues specific projects to overcome language barriers in medicine. UMEA edits a medical journal of its own since 1923 – Medicina Internacia Revuo, MIR, which covers diverse topics in health care and publishes articles in different languages with abstracts in English and Esperanto.