Dr. Sara Phipps says that if you asked her back in college (during the ’90s) if she would someday be a missionary, she would have said you were crazy. As a new believer back then, she was just beginning to learn how to “live like a Christian.” She knew she wanted to make a difference…

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MedSend will join with other nonprofit organizations in participating in GivingTuesday this year. Held annually on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the event is designed to inspire generosity around the world. People are encouraged to connect with a cause that matters to them and offer whatever resources they can. According to the founders of GivingTuesday,…

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Dr. Dan Galat is a US-based orthopaedic surgeon who works to support, educate, and train national surgeons for service in Africa. He served for over 10 years in Kenya and was involved in the launch of the orthopaedic training program at Tenwek Hospital there. He’s recently moved back to the United States and will be…

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Potosi, Bolivia is one of the highest cities in the world. At an elevation of nearly 14,000 feet, it’s located in the southern highlands of the Bolivian Andes. The country is the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere, behind only Haiti.  Two-thirds of the population live below the World Bank poverty benchmark of $2.00 per…

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The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as The Year of the Nurse. A third of all MedSend grant recipients are nurses, and we join the WHO in honoring them for their service. We recently had the privilege of chatting with Pediatric Nurse Amie Bockstahler, currently serving in Guatemala. Amie was a delight to speak…

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What is the role of Christian healthcare providers during a global pandemic? Reverend Dr. Stephen Ko, Senior Pastor of New York Chinese Alliance Church, recently spoke at the MedSend / CMDA Global Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit. During his opening devotional, he shared his answer to this question. “We Draw Near” During this current crisis –…

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Dr. Priscila Cummings is a MedSend grant recipient and medical missionary serving at the Kalukembe IESA Mission Hospital in Angola. For Priscila, an OB/GYN, the year has been like no other. The rainy season this spring in Angola was the heaviest in thirty years. With it came a malaria epidemic of over 4700 cases and…

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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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