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Treating Trauma in Children

December 18, 2023

MedSend grant recipient Samantha Lang-Kettle* never thought she wanted to work with children. There are unique challenges to working with children, in any capacity. Yet over her years as a trauma therapist serving in difficult and sometimes dangerous countries, the Lord keeps bringing children across her path.     An Opportunity “Recently I met a…

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Lifelong Global Impact

December 11, 2023

In April of 2023, MedSend celebrated 30 years of ministry in healthcare missions at Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. One of our special guests and featured speakers was Dr. Boaz Niyinyumva, a National Scholar family medicine graduate from Burundi who is doing incredible work transforming the healthcare system in his home country.  “[Healthcare…

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MedSend Grant Recipients Receive Academic Global Surgeon Award

December 4, 2023

Grant recipients Robert and Andrea Parker are surgeons who have been serving at TenWek Hospital in rural Kenya for nearly 10 years. They are an inspiring example of how Western healthcare missionaries impact patients, hospitals, communities, countries, and even entire continents not only through their faith-focused medical care but also through the training they provide…

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“The impact of MedSend is evident in every patient I treat.”

November 27, 2023

Meet Dr. Grace Macharia Dr. Grace Macharia, a Family Medicine resident and National Scholar in her first year at Chogoria Mission Hospital has always been passionate about providing comprehensive patient care. Initially, she was drawn to the field of Psychiatry. As she explored different specialties, she was captivated by the blend of Internal Medicine, Anesthesia,…

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Grant Recipient Impact in a Closed Country

November 13, 2023

Many MedSend grant recipients serve in closed countries where they risk their safety by speaking the name of Jesus. The faith and courage they display as they deliver compassionate, whole-person care while sharing their faith is inspiring. DT*, a MedSend grant recipient serving in a closed country, shared with us about a recent experience she…

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Innovative Strategy for the Future of Healthcare Missions

November 6, 2023

“One of the things I am very passionate about in terms of engaging nationals is to challenge them to consider themselves as missionaries and to really actively ask themselves, how am I using this skill as an opportunity to spread the word of God?”    Dr. Faith Lelei is a MedSend National Scholar and family…

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The Longevity Project Makes an Impact

October 30, 2023

For over 30 years, MedSend has created a way for U.S. healthcare professionals to bypass financial barriers tied to their education, allowing them to work in underserved areas. The Longevity Project now ensures their well-being, providing holistic support that covers professional, spiritual, and relational health. It’s not easy to go abroad, bring your family, and…

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“I have gained a sister.”

October 23, 2023

“Please, doctor, do what you can,” was the cry of this 31-year-old woman, eyes full of tears and an incision leaking abdominal fluid.  22 weeks into her pregnancy, the woman had delivered prematurely, but the placenta wouldn’t budge. Surgeons at another hospital had taken her to the operating room for a hysterectomy with 13 units…

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National Scholar Learns Whole-Person Care

October 9, 2023

Dr. Liliani Olodi from Arusha, Tanzania, is a first-year surgical resident at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. She started the program in January of 2023 and has spent her first months in training getting hands-on experience in patient evaluation and surgical procedures.  Dr. Olodi may be in the initial stages of her surgical training, but she…

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Hope for a Mother and Baby in the Jungles of Africa

October 2, 2023

This tiny premature baby was born at 33 weeks’ gestation. She and her mom were referred to Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa because she has a developmental malformation called laparoschisis, where her intestines were coming out through a rare defect in her belly wall.   The little one was immediately operated on by teammates of grant…

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