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Our Vision

To reach the world with compassionate care and the love of Christ by empowering committed, Christ-following healthcare professionals to minister and effectively care for those in the least served areas of the world.

Our Mission

In partnership with key Christian ministries, our mission is to strategically fund qualified healthcare professionals to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.

Our Values

We seek to share the love of Christ through the administration of healthcare and the sharing of His Word to all people regardless of beliefs, behaviors, or principles. As an organization, we are committed to ethical and moral behaviors that conform to biblical norms.

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Our Grant Recipients

Founded in 1992, MedSend has empowered more than 650 healthcare professionals serving in areas of deep physical and spiritual need by alleviating the burden of student loan indebtedness to serve in healthcare missions. As healthcare providers, they are welcomed where others are not. MedSend grant recipients staff and run hospitals and clinics, usually involving the training and mentoring of Christian nationals into professional roles serving their own people. MedSend’s involvement around the world is transforming individuals, communities, and national healthcare systems through education programs and in conjunction with Ministers of Health.

MedSend National Scholars

Our MedSend National Scholars Program is a groundbreaking effort, helping national believers obtain advanced medical training and Christian mentoring. With this training, they can provide care for and share the Gospel with those who are poor and underserved within their home countries.

  • Click here for more information on the MedSend National Scholars program.
  • Click here for more information about how to become a MedSend grant recipient.
  • Click here for more information about what MedSend grant recipients are doing around the world.
  • Click here to see what our grant recipients say about the importance of MedSend.

Our Associates

Sixteen mission sending agencies were instrumental in providing the seed funding used to create MedSend. Today, the total number of active MedSend Associates is 55. Working with our Associates, we rely on them to provide screening, training, assignment, oversight, and accountability for MedSend grant recipients.

Click here for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Why This Matters

The situation is dire on a global scale. According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), the world needs seven million more healthcare professionals to meet for a minimum standard of patient care worldwide. 57 countries are at a crisis point, with fewer than 2.3 nurses, doctors and other medical personnel for every 1,000 people – too few to deliver even the most basic level of care. And the gap between number of patients and number of healthcare professionals is poised only to grow.

What MedSend is Doing About It

  • Bringing Hope to the World

    Mobilizing Healthcare Workers to Serve Around the World (freeing them up and removing the greatest barrier)

  • Giving Hope to the People in the Field

    Providing Medical Training and Discipleship while Caring and Encouraging the Person

Healthcare remains the only form of access as a Christian witness in many countries.

Your gift helps activate the movement of God's people to the field. Will you join us in ensuring that eager Christ-following health professionals are able to serve the Lord through global healthcare missions?

Featured Stories of Hope

MedSend Sends Additional Surgeons to CURE Hospitals

One of the greatest challenges facing the 400 million children in Africa is a critical shortage of trained medical professionals. The lack of access to care forces parents to delay medical care and/or seek dangerous ...
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Dr. Hodge Serves a Displaced Ukrainian Woman

This is the second article in a series that is an update from Ukraine. Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. She was recently asked to serve short-term in ...
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Update from MedSend Grant Recipient Catherine Hodge: From Malawi to Ukraine

Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. Up until three and a half weeks ago, Dr. Catherine Hodge had no thoughts of going to Ukraine. Unlike other disaster relief ...
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Baby Warrior’s Story

Imagine being pregnant with not your second, third, or fourth child, but your tenth. Imagine going into pre-term labor and living nowhere near a hospital that can provide adequate emergency obstetrics care. You are referred ...
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Medical Missions Podcast: The Need for Healthcare Professionals in Global Missions

In this episode of the Global Missions Podcast, Rev. Doug Christgau, our Global Healthcare Missions Ambassador, speaks to the need for healthcare professionals around the world. This interview includes discussion on some of the obstacles ...
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MedSend to the World: Michelle Kiprop on Going Sooner and Staying Longer

Michelle Kiprop is a Family Nurse Practitioner serving in Kenya. Hear firsthand how support from MedSend has made it possible for her to go to the mission field sooner and has helped make her work ...
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