Dr. Meg Hixson is a pediatrician and MedSend grant recipient who has been serving in Tanzania, Africa. Currently, she is back in the United States and was able to spend time chatting with MedSend. We had the privilege of hosting her during August’s “Meet the Grant Recipients” webinar. We hope you will enjoy getting to…

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The International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) has partnered with the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India to provide COVID-19 preparedness training. The organizations have collaborated to provide a Training of Trainers (ToT) course. Master Trainers in church and mission hospitals in Africa and Asia can take the course online. A new ToT…

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“I’m home!” MedSend received the joyous email from pediatrician Alyssa Pfister after arriving back “home” in Burundi on Monday. After a four month delay in her return to Kibuye Hope Hospital, Alyssa is finally back and ready to serve. Her journey back to Burundi was not an easy one. It included a surprise two-week quarantine…

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Why are we so often uncomfortable talking about money as it relates to Christian ministry? I think that it is probably because the conversation is often handled poorly, with inappropriate tactics. Using guilt (“Give, or God’s gonna git ya! “)  as a motivator can (and should) be a big turn-off.  Yet, the topic of money…

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MedSend will participate in the 2020 Global Missions Health Conference ( GMHC 2020), being held virtually on November 13-14. The conference marks its 25th anniversary this year. The GMHC exists to help mobilize people into healthcare missions. The two-day event will include a virtual exhibit hall, plenery sessions, and breakout sessions. Conference attendees will receive…

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Christian healthcare ministries are facing many of the same challenges that other organizations around the world are facing in 2020: We weren’t expecting this. How can we possibly do x, y, or z virtually? Our budget did not include COVID! Dr. Peter Saunders is the CEO of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association. Based…

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global healthcare leadership summit

MedSend will co-host its annual Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit with the CMDA on September 3-4, 2020. The theme will be “Adjusting to New Realities at Home and Abroad: Global Healthcare Missions in Transition.” This year’s conference is being held virtually. The invitation-only Summit is intended to be a strategic meeting of leaders in the healthcare missions…

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The world of medical missions has always involved challenges. Often serving in the most remote areas, missionaries see more than their fair share of disease, death, and hardship. The coronavirus pandemic is adding yet another layer of difficulties for them to face. And we’re tuning in to see what’s happening in the areas they serve.…

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