Dr. Rachel McLaughlin is an OB-GYN serving in Burundi, East Africa. Her team is working to develop the hospital to be a training institute for medical students while also increasing the quality of medical care available to Burundians. Transcript available below the video. My name is Rachel McGlaughlin and I’m an OB-GYN. I work in Burundi, East Africa.…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
Dr. Wendy Hofman, a missionary ophthalmologist, and her husband Eric have been serving at Bongolo Hospital since 2009. The eye ministry there serves the people of Gabon and, through their ophthalmology residency program, trains African doctors that can be part of the solution for the future of eye care in Africa. The eye care need…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
“In this society, a woman’s entire value is wrapped up in her ability to bear children. If she doesn’t have kids it is grounds for divorce legally and so a lot of women are very desperate when they come to me.” Dr. Rachel McLaughlin, a Serge missionary and MedSend grant recipient, serves as an obstetrician-gynecologist…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 Michelle Kiprop, MedSend nurse practitioner serving in Kenya I first met Karin in September of 2012. We were doing an outreach in the slums. This outreach was focused on removal of jiggers (the parasite tunga penetrans), a little insect that burrows into the skin of the feet and lays eggs that become larvae…Read More
Abiba’s Story Where, O death is your Victory? Where, O death is your sting? written by Dr. Kelly Faber, MedSend Pediatrician serving in Togo Abiba, a 15-year-old orphaned Muslim girl, along with her aunt and cousin, arrived at HBB in mid-January. From a small village 3 hours north of the hospital, they heard about HBB…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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