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Living with False Security

April 22, 2020

by Dr. Meggie Hickson, pediatrician and MedSend grant recipient, serving in Tanzania Here in Kigoma, everyone is living with a false sense of security at the moment, and, overall, most are going about their lives as normal. There are handwashing stations set up around town, but few people actually use them, especially because there’s often…

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COVID-19 Prep in Nkhoma, Malawi

April 20, 2020

Dr. Catherine Hodge is a family medicine physician and MedSend grant recipients serving in Malawi. She’s been at Nkhoma Mission Hospital since 2014. Recently, she was able to give a brief overview of the COVID-19 preparations happening at the hospital. At the time of this writing, Malawi has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. However, given…

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Walking Through the Unexpected

April 13, 2020

by Matt and Tammy Woodley, serving in Papua New Guinea Over the past few weeks, our lives and plans have changed daily. Literally daily…which is part of the reason we took so long to send out any updates. Our original plan was to return to PNG [Papua New Guinea] on May 2. As the U.S.…

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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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COVID-19 Preparation at Bongolo

April 10, 2020

MedSend grant recipients Zach and Jen O’Connor are surgeons serving in Gabon. We reached out to them to find out more about the COVID-19 preparations at their hospital. Dr. Jen reports: “In Gabon, there are  21 cases in the capitol. Our hospital has put a huge plan into place as well as an area to…

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Questions

April 10, 2020

by Randy Carey, Senior Vice President, Development & Global Ambassador, MedSend In my lifetime, I have never seen an event that has impacted the world like this one.  Putting someone on the moon was pretty amazing, but did not impact everyone in the world like this pandemic.  I don’t know your present circumstances or the…

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Beauty from Bleakness

April 9, 2020

by Laurie Sanders, Vice President, Development, MedSend As I took a break from my work, I looked out my kitchen window. While I have been at home now, for two weeks, I realized I hadn’t really taken a look at my back garden for quite some time. As I stood there, casting my eyes deep…

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COVID-19 Preparation in Kapsowar

April 8, 2020

Dr. Kyle Jones is a physician serving in Kenya at AIC Kapsowar Mission Hospital. Kenya’s total number of COVID-19 cases are under 100, and are concentrated in the country’s capital, Nairobi. The government has enacted several drastic measures in order to protect Kenyan citizens, including closing of schools, and a nightly curfew. In this video,…

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Our God is Always Stronger

April 3, 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 U.S. Due to their work with some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, these healthcare professionals have a true front line view of the how the virus…

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No Longer Immune

April 3, 2020

by Dr. Sheryl Uyeda, surgeon and MedSend grant recipient serving in Papua New Guinea How quickly the world can change in just a few short weeks! I’m sure you are all feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and Papua New Guinea is no longer immune. The first imported case in PNG was reported on…

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