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Meet the Doctor Transforming Mothers’ Lives

July 13, 2022

In southern Africa, many women have birth-related injuries but cannot get the treatment they need because they live too far from hospitals with emergency obstetrics. They can experience incontinence, infection, and a great deal of pain. The stigma around it leads to depression and social ostracism. At Kalukembe Hospital MedSend supported OB-GYN Dr. Priscila Cummings…

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JR: MedSend Brings Hope to Children and Families in Difficult Places

June 29, 2022

JR is a healthcare worker serving in a country where it is not safe to publicly profess to be a Christian. Hear her share how the trajectory of one child’s life was forever changed because JR, a Christian medical professional, was able to treat her. Transcript available below the video. “MedSend is helping me be…

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Eli Horn: MedSend Removes Barriers, Offers Hope and Invests in the Future

June 23, 2022

Dr. Eli Horn is a MedSend supported family medicine physician serving at Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. Listen as Eli shares how supporting MedSend helps missionary doctors go to the field sooner and stay longer, bringing hope to the most vulnerable around the world.  Transcript available below the video.   “My name is Eli Horn, I’m…

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Dr. Hodge Serves a Displaced Ukrainian Woman

May 20, 2022

This is the second article in a series that is an update from Ukraine. Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. She was recently asked to serve short-term in Ukraine. This is one powerful story told first person from her experience serving in Ukraine.  “Near the end of a…

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Update from MedSend Grant Recipient Catherine Hodge: From Malawi to Ukraine

May 12, 2022

Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. Up until three and a half weeks ago, Dr. Catherine Hodge had no thoughts of going to Ukraine. Unlike other disaster relief trips which attend to events like hurricane or earthquakes, Ukraine was and is an active war site. But everything changed…

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MedSend to the World: Michelle Kiprop on Going Sooner and Staying Longer

March 3, 2022

Michelle Kiprop is a Family Nurse Practitioner serving in Kenya. Hear firsthand how support from MedSend has made it possible for her to go to the mission field sooner and has helped make her work sustainable for the long-term. Transcript available below the video.   “I’m serving with Hope Matters International and we are located…

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What a Gift to MedSend means to Dr. Audry Banza

January 4, 2022

Dr. Audry Banza is a fourth-year surgical resident at SIM hospital in Niger. Dr. Banza is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this two-minute video, listen to him share firsthand what a gift to MedSend means.

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Yet I Will Not Forget You

April 13, 2020

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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Waiting for Light in Burundi

December 3, 2019

by Dr. Eric McLaughlin, Serge family medicine physician and MedSend grant recipient (republished from the blog at serge.org) One of the great things about the church calendar is the annual reminder of things that we need reminding of. The current pre-Christmas season of Advent reminds us of many things, but particularly for me, it is…

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Celebrating the Wins

October 14, 2019

by Dr. Andrea Parker, MedSend Surgeon serving in Kenya Working as a surgeon at Tenwek is difficult. Our patients often wait to seek treatment until the illness or disease has been going on for some time or until symptoms become unbearable. The advanced state of disease makes it less likely we can do much to…

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