The assistance provided by Medico is more than the supply of relief goods in emergency situations. We see our work as an element within comprehensive social action that aims at the implementation of the right to health. In this effort we are not focused on short-term "interventionist aid missions". Our concern is to cooperate in a spirit of solidarity and trust with people who are our autonomous partners and anything but mere recipients of aid. Our common point of departure is marked by the political and social aims that we share with our partner organizations in the South.