“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
“Surgeons in my country are few,” Dr. James Joseph told us when he first applied to MedSend’s National Scholar’s program in 2014. He was born and raised in South Sudan where he witnessed his own sister succumb to jaundice due to inadequate medical care. “Many surgical patients are put on waiting lists of three-to-five months…Read More
Jim Ritchie, MD, Senior Vice President over MedSend’s Longevity Project, spent 25 years as an emergency medicine doctor in the Navy before retiring and answering the call to be a medical missionary on the continent of Africa. He has practiced medicine in war zones and on the mission field and is acutely aware of what…Read More
“Because of you, someone will be born again. Because of you, better healthcare will be delivered to a very poor person and respect and dignity will be given back to that patient in that rural place. Because you provided and you sent me to school.” –Dr. Belyse Arakaza, MedSend National Scholar Dr. Belyse Arakaza,…Read More
Dr. Emmanuel Ikwutah is a National Scholar originally from Nigeria serving as a general surgery resident in SIM Galmi Hospital in West Africa. He felt called to become a medical missionary to his own people from a young age due to visits to the local hospital growing up in Nigeria where he saw the need…Read More
When you financially support MedSend, you are not only sharing the gift of medical care with the vulnerable around the world, but you are also sharing the Gospel. Dr. Admire Munjeri is a MedSend National Scholar and general surgery resident in Malawi at Malamulo Hospital and below he shares the story of how the hope of Christ…Read More
“Talk to any pastor in the US and ask them, ‘What would you do with 4000 to 6000 new people per day through the door of your church?’ They would think it was a flight of fancy to imagine something like that,” Jim Ritchie, Senior Vice President, Longevity Project, said with a laugh. “But people…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
“I want to share a story with you about a patient,” Dr. Molsee begins. “I could tell stories for hours; but I’m going to share a story with you tonight about a family that we have known for the past eight years.” Grant recipient Dr. Melissa Molsee serves at the Hospital of Hope in Mongo,…Read More
A Message from Rick Allen, MedSend President and CEO MedSend launches The Longevity Project in spring 2023 My previous messages in this series ( Pt 1 and Pt 2) detailed the events leading up to the creation of this new program when two separate incidents occurred over 10 years ago. The first was the…Read More
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