“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
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.,…Read More
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