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Improving Access to Healthcare in Niger

April 8, 2024

Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with 2/3 of the population living below the poverty line. Frequent political violence and an inadequate national healthcare system make access to effective medical care out of reach for most. But, due to the compassionate financial support of healthcare missions from our donors, increasing numbers…

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Dentist Combats Malnutrition Through Oral Health in Peru

March 11, 2024

“He doesn’t like to eat; he says it hurts too much.”    As MedSend alumna Erin Connally, DDS, looked into young Javier’s* mouth, she at once spotted the culprit behind his mother’s statement. All his primary (baby) molars and upper front teeth were abscessed. She glanced at his chart and noticed his weight was significantly…

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“We are truly grateful for your support on this path.” – Dr. Felix Mulago Makes a Difference in Kenya

March 4, 2024

Dr. Felix Mulago’s story is a testament to his unwavering determination, adaptability, and commitment to his medical career. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, he faced unexpected challenges when he traveled to Kenya in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 travel restrictions. However, instead of being discouraged by these obstacles, Dr. Mulago thrived. He…

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Gerard’s Story

February 19, 2024

One night, while Grant Recipient Dr. Theodore John was on call at Kibuye Hope Hospital in Burundi, a man named Gerard was in a car accident. Gerard had multiple injuries which required immediate surgery. In most other parts of Burundi where there are no surgeons and limited access to care, he would have surely succumbed…

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Treating Trauma in Children

December 18, 2023

MedSend grant recipient Samantha Lang-Kettle* never thought she wanted to work with children. There are unique challenges to working with children, in any capacity. Yet over her years as a trauma therapist serving in difficult and sometimes dangerous countries, the Lord keeps bringing children across her path.     An Opportunity “Recently I met a…

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Lifelong Global Impact

December 11, 2023

In April of 2023, MedSend celebrated 30 years of ministry in healthcare missions at Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. One of our special guests and featured speakers was Dr. Boaz Niyinyumva, a National Scholar family medicine graduate from Burundi who is doing incredible work transforming the healthcare system in his home country.  “[Healthcare…

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“The impact of MedSend is evident in every patient I treat.”

November 27, 2023

Meet Dr. Grace Macharia Dr. Grace Macharia, a Family Medicine resident and National Scholar in her first year at Chogoria Mission Hospital has always been passionate about providing comprehensive patient care. Initially, she was drawn to the field of Psychiatry. As she explored different specialties, she was captivated by the blend of Internal Medicine, Anesthesia,…

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Innovative Strategy for the Future of Healthcare Missions

November 6, 2023

“One of the things I am very passionate about in terms of engaging nationals is to challenge them to consider themselves as missionaries and to really actively ask themselves, how am I using this skill as an opportunity to spread the word of God?”    Dr. Faith Lelei is a MedSend National Scholar and family…

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“I have gained a sister.”

October 23, 2023

“Please, doctor, do what you can,” was the cry of this 31-year-old woman, eyes full of tears and an incision leaking abdominal fluid.  22 weeks into her pregnancy, the woman had delivered prematurely, but the placenta wouldn’t budge. Surgeons at another hospital had taken her to the operating room for a hysterectomy with 13 units…

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National Scholar Learns Whole-Person Care

October 9, 2023

Dr. Liliani Olodi from Arusha, Tanzania, is a first-year surgical resident at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. She started the program in January of 2023 and has spent her first months in training getting hands-on experience in patient evaluation and surgical procedures.  Dr. Olodi may be in the initial stages of her surgical training, but she…

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