Drs. Willy and Jessee Bustinza serve in one of the most remote parts of Mexico– in “Copper Canyon,” in the Chihuahua State. Dr. Willy, a surgeon, and Dr. Jessee, a pediatrician, are the only physicians of their respective specialties in the Canyon. Within this setting, they are able to encounter and provide healthcare to the…

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In the Midst of COVID-19 MedSend Establishes an Institute of Global Healthcare Missions (“IGHM”) Advisory Board to Address Global Healthcare Disparities and Severe Shortages of Physicians in Africa and Asia June 1, 2020 – Ft. Mill, S.C. In response to the urgent need to address severe shortages of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare disparities in…

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As the Islamic world observes Ramadan, and the entire world contends with a global pandemic, MedSend’s fiscal year comes to an end in the midst of these unprecedented times. With that backdrop, MedSend’s CEO Rick Allen offers his observations in this video: A Fiscal Year-end Message from MedSend CEO, Rick Allen from MedSend on Vimeo.…

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The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, and with my song, I shall thank Him. Psalm 28:7 The spread of the coronavirus around the globe has placed the world in a state of collective uncertainty. Lack of certainty is an obstacle…

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by Dr. Missy Sandberg, physician and MedSend grant recipient, serving in Zambia   Right now it feels like we are waiting for a tsunami to hit.  We can see the huge wave off in the distance and we know that it is coming towards us, but we don’t know when it is going to get…

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by Dr. Meggie Hickson, pediatrician and MedSend grant recipient, serving in Tanzania Here in Kigoma, everyone is living with a false sense of security at the moment, and, overall, most are going about their lives as normal. There are handwashing stations set up around town, but few people actually use them, especially because there’s often…

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Dr. Catherine Hodge is a family medicine physician and MedSend grant recipients serving in Malawi. She’s been at Nkhoma Mission Hospital since 2014. Recently, she was able to give a brief overview of the COVID-19 preparations happening at the hospital. At the time of this writing, Malawi has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. However, given…

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by Matt and Tammy Woodley, serving in Papua New Guinea Over the past few weeks, our lives and plans have changed daily. Literally daily…which is part of the reason we took so long to send out any updates. Our original plan was to return to PNG [Papua New Guinea] on May 2. As the U.S.…

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As the fight against the novel coronavirus rages on in the United States, MedSend has been checking in with our grant recipients who are serving here in the United States. Due to their work with some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, these healthcare professionals have a true front line view of how the virus…

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by Rick Allen, President and CEO, MedSend  He is risen…He is risen indeed. I have always loved Easter. The renewal of God’s earth around Easter time, through the appearance of flowers and the return of leaves on the trees, has always been a clear reminder of the renewal available to our hearts and minds. As…

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