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Hope for Burundi

December 19, 2022

The roughly 12 million people of Burundi suffer greatly from malnutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis. In September of 2022, Kibuye Hope Hospital in Rural Burundi opened its surgical training program. It is the only Christ centered residency program in the entire country. This breakthrough has been years in the making and is the culmination of the…

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Help Save the Life of a Child by Donating to MedSend this #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2022

A pregnant woman came into the emergency room. Her baby wasn’t moving, and she was afraid something was wrong with her unborn child…    The Need Is Great “Burundi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It’s one of the poorest countries in the world,” grant recipient Dr. Eli Horn begins. Dr. Horn trains…

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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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Ten Days

March 26, 2020

by Michelle Kiprop, FNP, serving in Kenya I don’t have a picture of her, there just was not time to take one. Jesca is 42-years old, but her eyes look older than that. She came to me 33 weeks pregnant with her 6th child. It was her 7th pregnancy, she had lost a baby along…

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Stories of Hope: Hope for a Little One

January 25, 2019

written by Mike Ganey, MedSend pediatric surgeon serving in Kenya Story and photos used with mom’s permission A month ago I received an urgent page from the head nurse at Tenwek. A hospital was calling to send us a very sick newborn girl. She was only 2 kg and had been vomiting since she was…

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Stories of Hope: Miracle at Kijabe

January 10, 2019

written by Dan Galat, MedSend orthopedic surgeon serving in Kenya   On my first day of work at Kijabe Hospital, I met a 20-year-old patient named Samuel, who had been involved in a terrible motorcycle accident resulting in a fractured spine.  When he first presented to Kijabe (one week after the accident), Samuel was completely paralyzed…

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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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Hope Against All Odds

December 20, 2018

Post written by Rachel B., in a report from the field   “May* arrived on the female ward as the skinniest person I have ever seen,” remembers Rachel. The exception was May’s abdomen. It was stretched to the point that it might surely burst—as if she were pregnant, far beyond the point of delivery. Rachel B.,…

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