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Dentist Combats Malnutrition Through Oral Health in Peru

March 11, 2024

“He doesn’t like to eat; he says it hurts too much.”    As MedSend alumna Erin Connally, DDS, looked into young Javier’s* mouth, she at once spotted the culprit behind his mother’s statement. All his primary (baby) molars and upper front teeth were abscessed. She glanced at his chart and noticed his weight was significantly…

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UNLOCKING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL HEALTHCARE MISSIONS: A Long-term Vision for Healthcare Missions Development

February 12, 2024

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. —Matthew 9:35   To preach and heal is the evangelistic model that Jesus laid out before us. It is the model of today’s global healthcare…

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Practical Help and Spiritual Hope

January 15, 2024

In the front row of the training sat five Toposa men from the region of Narmopus, a little village that stares at a huge plateau where cattle are grazed in the dry season. It is remote, even for South Sudan, and when it rains vehicles can’t move because of the mud.  The only time MedSend…

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How Your Generosity is Helping the Blind to See in Gabon, Africa

February 2, 2022

Dr. Wendy Hofman, a missionary ophthalmologist, and her husband Eric have been serving at Bongolo Hospital since 2009. The eye ministry there serves the people of Gabon and, through their ophthalmology residency program, trains African doctors that can be part of the solution for the future of eye care in Africa.   The eye care need…

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Stories of Hope: Peru

December 28, 2018

written by Dr. Erin Connally, MedSend Dentist serving in Peru Anesthetic Shortage A dentist without anesthetic is nobody’s idea of a good time. Who would want to have a root canal or tooth extracted without being numb?! You can imagine my panic when, after noticing that I had missed 7 calls from the Diospi Suyana…

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Stories of Hope: Togo

December 22, 2018

Abiba’s Story Where, O death is your Victory? Where, O death is your sting? written by Dr. Kelly Faber, MedSend Pediatrician serving in Togo Abiba, a 15-year-old orphaned Muslim girl, along with her aunt and cousin, arrived at HBB in mid-January.  From a small village 3 hours north of the hospital, they heard about HBB…

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