Your financial support of MedSend makes a tangible impact in the lives of the most forgotten and neglected people in the world today. As James 1:27 says, caring for widows and orphans in their time of distress is a pure and faultless expression of faith. QQ is an 18-year-old orphaned girl born with spina bifida…Read More
“Emmanuel was incredibly sick when I came back to the hospital two weeks ago. I was afraid he wouldn’t make it,” Dr. G. admits. Dr. M.G. is a pediatric surgeon and MedSend grant recipient serving in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is roughly 50% children. There are very few pediatric surgeons and training positions for surgery…Read More
“We often are not prepared, we medical missionaries. When we go to the field, we’re not prepared for what we are likely to encounter regarding our role in the incredible demand for our services.” -Jim Ritchie, MD, Senior Vice President, The Longevity Project The Toll of Low-Resource Environments Imagine you’ve only practiced medicine in…Read More
You arrive at the local mission hospital so fatigued you can barely walk. You’re coughing, it hurts to breathe, and you shiver uncontrollably from the fever ravaging your body. In your arms you barely manage to hold on to your 3-month-old infant. He’s so tiny, he appears to be a just-born premature baby. His body…Read More
This young boy has suffered 10 years of massive abdominal distention because of an inadequate childhood operation. As a result, he has been unable to live normally or go to school. MedSend grant recipient Jason Axt and his surgical team at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya will work to reverse this damage and get this…Read More
Low-Resource Environments Take Their Toll If a child falls ill during the planting season in Zambia, Ethiopia, parents have a difficult decision to make. Do they continue planting so they can feed their entire family and pray the child recovers–or do they stop their work and travel a far distance to take their child to…Read More
Recently we spoke with Dr. Melissa Molsee, a grant recipient serving at Hospital of Hope in Togo, who shared a message of thanks she wants to pass on to her MedSend family. It’s not unusual for medical missionaries to occasionally receive spiritual support from pastors and other spiritual authorities, but it is uncommon to…Read More
Written by Caitlin Lawrence, a MedSend grant recipient and nurse serving in Bolivia This is a story about a hospice patient that I had the privilege of caring for named Doña Hilda. Doña Hilda had metastatic cancer and was already at the end of her life when I first met her. Her daughter…Read More
MedSend is honored to celebrate 30 years of sending almost 700 healthcare missionaries to impact the lives of approximately 4 million people in need of quality, compassionate healthcare with you, our partners, in Washington D.C. this April 14th – 15th. Friday, April 14th will culminate in a reception where you will hear from the FIRST…Read More
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…Read More
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